An innovative pop-up art exhibition by Loughborough students begins tomorrow in the Shirley Pearce Square tomorrow (Thursday 14th March).
Landed features work by second year Fine Arts students installed inside shipping containers – hence the name!
The exhibition begins at 2pm tomorrow and will remain landed until Wednesday 27th March. It will open to visitors 11am – 3pm Monday to Saturday (except on Thursdays, which will be 12pm – 3pm), but closed on Sundays. Admission is free.
Need to let off a bit of STEAM before the end of term? Look no further!
STEAM is a week of inter-disciplinary adventures, involving Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. From creating your own light-work, artist talks and a games jam to building a Future Machine and experiencing an Algoraves electronic music and light pojections night in LSU.
All these events are FREE but workshops must be booked in advance. For booking information and full timetable of events, visit this link.
Loughborough’s Art & Design School this month will be hosting a charity art exhibition showcasing and selling work produced during a collaborative project by students from Loughborough and Japan.
Tension is a postcard exhibition featuring work by students on each pathway of Loughborough University’s Art and Design Foundation Studies course – 3D Design, Fashion and Textiles, Fine Art and Visual Communication – and a visiting group of Curatorship and Fine Art students from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Tokyo. The students will work together to curate the exhibition.
All the postcards in the exhibition will be for sale, with proceeds going to a local children’s hospice charity, Rainbows.
Tension will be open to the public 10am-4pm, from Tuesday 26th February until Friday 1st March in the Fine Art Gallery, based in the School of the Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, LE11 3TU.
A new exhibition with a mathematical twist starts day in the Martin Hall Exhibition Space.
Inspired by Geometry traces the unifying thread of geometric influence that binds together art, design, and mathematics. The exhibtion features original works by artists Jonathan Meuli and Karen Westland, together with mathematical sculptures created in a collaboration between the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Loughborough Design School.
The exhibition is supported by the Loughborough University Institute of Advanced Studies and the Loughborough Design School. It runs from 14th-31st January and is open daily from 12pm-2pm. Admittance is free.
Radar, Loughborough University’s in-house arts initiative, presents a week of artist-led workshops exploring process of working that cross disciplinary and methodological boundaries.
Co-Lab is a week of workshops organised by Radar to explore a range of contemporary issues. They’re led by leading artists who work across disciplines and are designed to provide insights into different ways of creatively approaching a range of topics: from architecture for the social good to poetry to ceramics to coding. You’ll learn new skills, meet people from a range of backgrounds and be encouraged to think about problems differently.
Co-Lab is open to all Loughborough University students, regardless of their artistic skill or experience. Sessions are free. There’s a £3 deposit per session, which is refunded after you attend. There’ll be a trip at the end of the week which may require a larger deposit.
LU Arts has an exciting jam-packed week of FREE creative activities for you to get stuck in to!
From the 26th–30th November, all halls on and off campus will have the opportunity to bring their creative flair and inspire their inner artist. With a wide variety of performances and workshops lined up over the course of a week, there is something for everyone to get involved with!
All workshops will be open to students from all halls and will feature in places such as common rooms and dining rooms, although you will need to book first in order to attend. Visit this link for booking information and a full details of the scheduled events – http://www.arts.lboro.ac.uk/calendar/event/hall_arts_takeover/
Plastic Mickey Mouse figure from the Glud Museum, Denmark, reproduced under CC License
One of the most iconic characters of modern times celebrates their 90th birthday this very day – the one and only Mickey Mouse!
Created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks in 1928 for Steamboat Willie, one of the Disney Studios’ earliest sound animations, the character has gone on to appear in over 130 films and countless spin-offs in every conceivable medium – and became the figurehead of the Disney phenomenon. Walt Disney himself acknowledged the debt his studio owed to the lovable cartoon rodent – “it was all started by a mouse”, he declared in an interview in 1954!
We have a wide range of books about Walt Disney, his films and Mickey Mouse among our art and cinema books on Level 2.
Interested in fashion, either for your studies or just in general? Then settle down and treat yourself to a browse through the archives of the world’s foremost fashion magazine, Vogue.
The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. The Vogue Archive preserves the work of the world’s greatest fashion designers, stylists and photographers and is a unique record of American and international fashion, culture and society from the dawn of the modern era to the present day.
In addition to the editorial content, all covers, advertisements and pictorial features have been captured as separate documents to allow for searching and discovery. For advertisements, the featured company and brand names have been assigned to the document records, and all image captions are captured to a high accuracy, allowing accurate retrieval of photographs and illustrations. Contributor names that appear in image credits, such as photographers, stylists and illustrators, are also indexed.
You can also limit your search by journal editor, and specialist indexing of full-page images from photo features. There are separate designated fields for Fashion Items, Trends, Colour and Prints.