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Show One: NOVA Awards nominees announced

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16 May 2019

Degree show season is quickly approaching and as we prepare to open our doors for Show One: Art, it is time for us to welcome the return of the MullenLowe NOVA Awards.

Presented by global communications network MullenLowe Group, the annual MullenLowe NOVA Awards celebrate exceptional work by graduating students from across our degree shows. Ahead of Show One: Art opening next week (22–26 May), today we’re delighted to share the first round of projects nominated for the awards.

From immersive performances to large scale installation and moving image pieces, spanning topics such as identity, language and surveillance, the nominated works reflect the wealth of diverse practices cultivated across the art programme.

A round of applause for this year’s Show One: Art MullenLowe Awards nominees:

Ruth Allinson – BA (Hons) Fine Art XD Pathway

Olivia Wiles – BA (Hons) Fine Art XD Pathway

Ava Reynolds – BA (Hons) Fine Art 4D Pathway

Jacob Hulmston – BA (Hons) Fine Art 4D

Jacob Bullen – BA (Hons) Fine Art 2D Pathway

Penelope Kupfer – BA (Hons) Fine Art 2D Pathway

Sara Gulamali – BA (Hons) Fine Art - 3D Pathway

Maya Shorto – BA (Hons) Fine Art 3D Pathway

Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan – MA Art and Science

Rose (Mengmei) Zhou – MA Art and Science

Mita Vaghela – MA Fine Art

Fei Li – MA Fine Art

Lara Orawski – MA Photography

Maria Clara Lorusso – MA Photography

The works will be exhibited during Show One: Art but in the meantime take a look through the gallery below for a glimpse of the projects.

Nominated works

2019 marks the 9th year of the MullenLowe NOVA Awards and this year includes the inaugural Creative Review Award for Innovation chosen by Creative Review.

Ahead of the awards ceremony in July, over the next few months we will be announcing the shortlisted students from across both shows. Follow the shows and the awards on social media using #MLGNOVA and #CSMtakingshape.

“Every year the MullenLowe NOVA judges manoeuvre their way through an incredibly diverse landscape of creative outputs, and every year they come up trumps, because in the end, really great work shines through, whatever discipline it comes from. In the past few years, this output has become ever more urgent in the face of a febrile external world, and I expect still more provocation from the NOVA Awards this year.”

Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins


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Tuli Litvak, 'Act | Balance' | BA Fine Art 3D