UAL Russia Alumni Group: Marketplace
Anna Mokhova, the UAL Russia Group coordinator, tells us all about the group’s recent ‘Marketplace’ event…
The UAL Alumni Russia group held their first ever marketplace on 23 May 2015 at one on Moscow’s coolest hangouts, Powerhouse. The daylong event consisted of a marketplace, an exhibition, lectures and workshops. With over thirty UAL Alumni taking part in the marketplace, this was the group’s largest event to date.
Kicking off the day was the Marketplace, with UAL alumni selling a vast array of their work, from fashion labels (BAIT and Into Into) to jewellery (Lost&Found and Hand&Eye).
Workshops were held throughout the day, with Chelsea graduates sharing their secrets on urban sketching and LCF alumni discussing fashion management. MART Pages, a zine set up in London, shared their knowledge of publishing and helped their audience create their very own concept for a publication.
Lectures were delivered by Byam Shaw School of Art graduates (Katya Demidova, Tanya Zommer, Fedor Toshchev) who presented their MA artwork and research, and discussed how series can be developed through long-term travelling projects.
The exhibition showcased a diverse set of works from successful artists; Nikolai Ishchuk, Sinaida Michalskaja and Zhanna Bobrakova. These ranged from 3D interactive installations and projections to photography and oil paintings. The exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue featuring all the exhibiting artists, which was designed by CSM alum, Anna Moseeva.
We celebrated the hard work of the UAL alumni involved with a much-needed party at the end of a long day!
Based in Russia and want to be a part of the group’s future activities? Get in touch with Anna – firstname.lastname@example.org