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Crab monster design on a yellow background
Crab Samurai illustration. Omar Hernandez del Canto. 2020.

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Topics: themes

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    Central Saint Martins BA Fashion Show 2014 in the West Handyside Canopy at King's Cross. Photograph: John Sturrock.
    Opinion: Fashion's talking

    A fashion designer always starts with an idea or set of influences to make work. Insights tutor Kalina tells us more.

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    LIRONA - golden#boi. Courtesy of LIRONA
    Themes / Innovation: The rise of NFTS  

    Sound arts grad Tommy delves into the digital realm of NFTs.

  • One in a series of portraits, #orangetheworld collaboration for UN Women. Makeup: Umber Ghauri. Florals: James Edward Buswell, Photography: Eivind Hansen
    Identity: Using identity as a tool for creativity

    Graphic design tutor Anoushka introduces you to some artists whose identity informs the way they work creatively.

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    ‘Man Up’, 2018, Image: Rhys Laird
    Identity: Opening up about mental health and masculinity

    Marcus from Boys Don't Cry UK presents some emerging artists who have featured in their journey as a collective.

Topics: video picks

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    Screenshot from Sonia Cerezquita's video of Tate Modern Timeline by Sarah Fanelli.
    Video picks: Tate timeline- Art across the decades

    Insights editor Kirsty introduces a screen recording of Tate's art movements - a handy reference for all fine art students.

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    JR. Time is Now, Yalla! Israel/Palestine. Photograph: Camlacaze via Wikimedia Commons under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
    Video picks: JR- Inside Out

    Insights editor Kirsty introduces JR's global community photography projects.

  • A portrait photo of a man of African descent looking into the camera, wearing oversized, futuristic glasses made out of metal
    Cyrus Kabiru. Kubwa Macho Nne Tom and Jerry 2015. Pigment Ink on HP Premium Satin Photographic Paper 150 x 150 cm Ed 1of 5.⁠ Photograph: Cyrus Kabiru. Courtesy of SMAC Gallery.
    Video picks: Cyrus Kabiru- C-Stunners

    Cultural and historical studies tutor Teleica explores the world of sustainable artist and sculptor Cyrus Kabiru.

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    Still from Studio Visit | TateShots.
    Video picks: Haroon Mizra's sculptural sound installations

    Fine art tutor Shepherd introduces Chelsea College of Art grad Haroon Mirza who makes art from found audio footage and objects.

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