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.
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