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Student Work

Our campus is a truly collaborative cross-disciplinary environment, encouraging students to push the boundaries of creative practice. Get to know the work of the next generation of creative changemakers - our current students.

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Laura Quinn’s work encourages close human engagement to challenge the perceived restraints of glass. The forms she creates are modular, often composed of hundreds of individually handmade glass components combined in unusual ways with digitally designed moveable joints, and soft materials such as rubber frameworks. These frameworks house the glass and allow it to become moveable and more durable as well as interchangeable and repairable, enabling her practice to become more sustainable. Based on theorist Michael Polanyi’s writings on tacit knowledge, this work explores what silent knowledge of the material and making process the viewer can obtain through viewing, touch, and engagement. Quinn is interested in challenging the audience’s perceived restraints of glass. For this reason, she plays on the fragility of glass by making the pieces flexible- encouraging close human interaction. The result of this pursuit is evident in her wearable and sculptural forms, and her lighting design.
2020 explores the pandemic year through the lense of autism.
Porridge explores the art of dance as protest.
A self film project by Fay Davies that explores ideas and themes of lockdown, imagination and individuality. Created for PCA Theatre Makers June 2021 Digital Theatre Festival
Written, performed and edited by first-year students Aliyyah Van Koten and Solena Rodriguez.
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Imaginarium by Abi Craig, BA (Hons) Textile Design
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Dreamy Botanica by Ayesha King, BA (Hons) Textile Design
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Beneath the Rainforest Canopy by Libby Dawson, BA (Hons) Textile Design
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London's Calling by Jessica Swinmurn, BA (Hons) Textile Design
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L.A. Houseplants by Emma Corner, BA (Hons) Textile Design
Floral Fiesta by Ellie O'Rourke, BA (Hons) Textile Design
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Divine Feminine // Define Feminine by Charlotte Venn, BA (Hons) Textile Design
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Everything Will Wait for Us by Eliza Belle, BA (Hons) Textile Design
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Allsorts by Zowie Wyatt, BA (Hons) Textile Design
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Manakai by Georgia Smelt, BA (Hons) Textile Design
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A Serpent’s World by Holly Philpotts, BA (Hons) Textile Design
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Phrases of Floral Anatomy by Isobel Morrish, BA (Hons) Textile Design
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Fluidity by Emily Gilbert, BA (Hons) Textile Design
The story of a mirror and a girl
First year devised work
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Collusion by Beth Madeley
Skater by Charlie Wells
Sian by Catherine Hyde
Visual Trends module by Chelsea Hopkins
Bull Dog by Emma Bird
Toffee Apples by Hayley Peberdy
Client Brief: Mercedes Benz SW by Josh Huxham
Year 2 student
Avenue by Laura Stobart
Stephanie by Mi Kelly
Mother at Merther Lane by Nicola Simpson
Trevethan Gin by Pip Murphy
Striking portraiture by Aleks Chotilovskij
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BA (Hons) Fine Art student Sophia Roddan, exhibited Horn Sack at the 2016 Degree Shows, graduating with first-class honours and opting to continue her studies at postgraduate level, studying MA Fine Art at Plymouth College of Art. Horn's Sack is a large-scale 3D install, based on the treatment of people classed as "insane" in Victorian asylums. Tackling themes of patient coercion and the struggle present in treatment regimes, Roddan draws upon her experience as a school nurse in London and running art classes with the mental health charity MIND.
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BA (Hons) Fine Art student Siobhan Fedden’s artistic and curatorial practice explores systems within the art world, specifically focusing on the role of institutions and their relationship with technology. Working primarily with moving image, in 2014 Fedden used the opportunity of a residency at contemporary art space KARST to explore the construction of projection spaces in galleries, using found materials within the space to produce the striking 3D structure.
BA (Hons) Fine Art student Molly McCarthy draws upon a fascination with technology and it's embedded power hierarchies. McCarthy's work investigates new modes of materiality in a post-digital world, examining cyber-frontiers and their effect on the human experience. Transhumanism, failed utopias, and nostalgia are other common themes present in McCarthy’s practice. As part of the college's 202
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Louise Riou-Djukic is a multidisciplinary artist working mainly with performance to expose the vulnerability of the human body and psyche. Often drawing from personal experience, her work plays with discomfort, endurance and compassion. In 2016, the Riou-Djukic exhibited Eat Me Eat You, as part of the college's annual Degree Shows. Using rising bread dough for its cultural symbolism, the performance piece underlined female society's battle against food and diet-culture. For each performance, the artist made the dough and then layed in it for an approximate time of two hours, while the dough raised slowly around her body, then she stood up, slowly separating herself from it; leaving a print of her body that didn't last.
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BA (Hons) Fine Art
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As part of the 2018 Degree Shows, BA (Hons) Fine Art students Jale Sengul installed a kitchen into the college's studio as a stage for satirical interactive art. Playful and performative, Sengul's work centres on alternative beauty regimes using edible ingredients such as fruit and vegetables.
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BA (Hons) Fine Art student Harriet Kotvic explores the abstraction of language and human experience through installation. Referencing the concept of Flat Time Theory, Kotvics explores the event between ‘nothingness’ and ‘something’. Referencing Absurdist Theatre (Ionesco, Beckett), the fabric acts as an expression of existential and metaphysical distress in a nonlinear timeline – whilst also intimating the inter-connectivity of the human condition.
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BA (Hons) Fine Art
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BA (Hons) Fine Art