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In Pictures: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Class of 2021

Image shows a large landscape poster with the words ‘ Keep Peckham Messy’ which is centred, the post is surrounded by smaller portrait posters, stickers and postcodes saying ‘ These walls are alive’ ‘Don’t erase the history’ and ‘Vibrant, Chaotic, Messy, Alive’.  Colours used are yellows, reds and greens.
  • Written byGina Lampen
  • Published date05 July 2021
Image shows a large landscape poster with the words ‘ Keep Peckham Messy’ which is centred, the post is surrounded by smaller portrait posters, stickers and postcodes saying ‘ These walls are alive’ ‘Don’t erase the history’ and ‘Vibrant, Chaotic, Messy, Alive’.  Colours used are yellows, reds and greens.
Timothy Heckle, ‘Keep Peckham Messy’ Work by Timothy Heckle Graphic Design: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2021
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Camberwell College of Arts

As part of the UAL Graduate Showcase 2021, Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Foundation Diploma in Art and Design students recently opened the doors to the Foundation Centre, welcoming family, friends and members of the public to their In College: Open Studios event.

The Showcase featured outstanding and inspirational work from the Art, Design and Communication pathways, made despite the challenges of the past year.

Here you can view some highlights of the work on display.

Two self-standing puppets named Mere and Pere Ubu. Pere has a red pointed hat, a blue suite and green shoes. Mere has a long green dress on, a pink nose and blonde hair, her nails are painted red. They stand at an angle towards each other against a plain white background.
Puppets Mere and Pere Ubu by Issac Insley Design for Theatre, Screen and Performance: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2021
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Issac Insley

Isaac Insley

Design for Theatre, Screen and Performance student Isaac Insley created puppets named Mere and Pere Ubu:

“My puppets were based on the characters of Mére and Pére Ubu from Alfred Jarry's 1896 play, Ubu Roi. I originally started working from this play back in December where I designed a set consisting mainly of a giant ball pit. I did some quick character designs to go along with this and later developed them into my final design: Mere and Pere Ubu. I had great fun designing them, I developed new skills, resulting in some work I am very happy with.”

See more of Isaac’s work at @isaacmakespuppets

Close up of a wooden male puppet Pere. He is wearing a red pointed hat, a red tie and blue suit. He looks unhappy, against a plain white background
Close up of Pere by Isaac Insley Design for Theatre, Screen and Performance: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2021
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Isaac Insley
Image shows a close of a hand holding the puppet Mere Ubu’s head. At this stage the puppet is in the carving process and it yet to painted
Mére Ubu Carving Process by Issac Insley design for Theatre , Screen and Performance: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Isaac Insley

Mere and Pere Ubu interacting. Work by Issac Insley Design for Theatre, Screen and Performance: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2021

Melody Akanji

Specialising in 3D Product and Spatial Design, Melody Akanji designed a space dedicated to observing titled Watch 99

“My project has explored textiles within architecture, and I was particularly inspired by a variety of nylon blends. Its stretchy, translucent nature creates a sense of transience that I felt was suited to a space that relies on the experiential nature of looking. Situated at one of the highest points in London, Crystal Palace, Watch 99 offers visitors a 360 view across the whole of London whilst making this part of south London more attractive to visitors. This design also took inspiration from traditional watchtowers and observatories.”

See More of Melodys work @melodyakanji

The image is graphic mock-up of Watch 99 in a public setting like a park. Melody’s 360 building spiral’s upwards from the right bottom corner, and there are people walking through the building to the top. The ground is grey, meeting a blue sky with a tree on the left-hand side of the image
Work by Melody Akanji 3D Product and Spatial Design: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2021
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Melody Akanji
A conceptual piece: a round black hoop, with black translucent cloth stretched across it.  The piece is hang against a plain white wall
Work by Melody Akanji 3D Product and Spatial Design: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2021
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Melody Akanji
The image shows Melody’s crocheting, using black wool the image shows a close up of a half circle crocheting.
Crochet Heaven by Melody Akanji 3D Product and Spatial Desing: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2021
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Melody Akanji
Image of an off-white sculpture made of a duvet. It is intertwined showing the different textures of the duvet. The sculpture stands against a bright white plain background
Duvet Structure by Melody Akanji 3D Product and Spatial Design: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2021
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Melody Akanji

Agnes Brodje Stiernstedt

Agnes Brodje Stiernstedt specialises in Sculpture and will be joining Camberwell College of Arts to study BA Fine Art: Sculpture in September 2021. Here Agnes tells us about her project TOOTOPIA

“Through painted sexual imagery on abandoned mattresses around Tooting, south west London, I observed the changes in peoples’ reactions depending on how conventional the image they were looking at is seen as. This allowed me to explore reactions to queer and unconventional sex, the eroticism surrounding male ownership and the need for a sense of familiarity in humour.”

You can see more of Agnes’s work @agnesbrodjes

Image shows 3 zines layered on top of each other, the front cover is covered with a grey design which looks like the top of a mattress. The word TOOTOPIA is in bold across the page.
Zine to capture interpretations and reactions by Agnes Brodje Stiernstedt Sculpture: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2021
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Agnes Brodje Stiernstedt
Photo of a london street with a mattress placed upright against the side of a shop building. On the mattress an outline of a woman is painted in black as though laying on the mattress, and she appears naked. In the image there is also a man washing his shop window for Texas Chicken and Pizza.
TOOTOPIA Work by Agnes Brodje Stiernstedt Sculpture: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2021
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Agnes Brodje Stiernstedt
TOOTOPIA work by Agnes Brodje Stiernstedt Sculpture: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Agnes Brodje Stiernstedt
Draped black cloth, printed with colourful brain scans hang with a 3D centre piece made to look like a brain with the intertwining of different textured materials and colours.
Work by Vasilisa Ashurkova Textile Craft: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2021
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Vasilisa Ashurkova

Vasilisa Shurkova

Textile Craft student Vasilisa Shurkova showcased her project Migraine:

“Through my project, I wanted to document and explore my own experience with migraines, as well as bring awareness to chronic headache syndromes. For my final submission, I developed a print influenced by brain scans and a wearable headpiece inspired by visual auras and ocular migraine. I created an immersive installation with brightly coloured samples and fairy lights to reflect the isolation and overwhelming experience of a migraine”.

See more of Vasilisa’s work @vas.ash

Draped black curtains with different coloured brain scans hangs with several knitted headpieces inspired by migraines. A pack of pills also hangs within the piece along with fairy lights that look and represent eyes.
Draped black curtains with different coloured brain scans hangs with several knitted headpieces inspired by migraines. A pack of pills also hangs within the piece along with fairy lights that look and represent eyes.
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Vasilisa Ashurkova
Green and red prints of brain scans overlapping fill the image
Work by Vaslisa Ashurkova Textile Craft: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2021
, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL | Photograph: Vasilisa Ashurkova

Find out more about the Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course

Discover more work on the UAL Graduate Showcase, launching 30 June 2021.