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FdA Creative Practices Exhibition 

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You have a chance to see the work produced by students on the FdA Creative Practices pathways when they exhibit at the Bristol School of Art, Queens Road, Clifton, between 9-11 June, so go along and support them if you can.

For more information please contact or call 0117 919 2642.

A Pneumatic Database Soiree! 

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UWE's Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC), in collaboration with Bristol City Council’s B-Open programme, invites you to an event unlike any other: a Pneumatic Database Soiree! Artists YoHa were invited, through an art commission, to unfold the mechanisms of the council’s databases and to explore the core concepts behind B-Open and open-data.

YoHa asked the Bristol public:

  • How can the machinery of government be more open?
  • Is open-data for everyone?
  • Who is presently empowered by open-data?
  • Does surveillance of government enhance accountability?

Intrigued? Come and find out what they discovered and see their sculptural contraptions entitled Invisible Airs (like the Public Expenditure Riding Machine, above) in the Chamber Room at the Bristol City Council House on College Green on Saturday 4 June at 2pm. Places are free but limited, although there will also be a live webcast. For more information see

Creative Review's Nice publications, May edition 

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We're very pleased to see that the Creative Review blog has highlighted the publication, by Nobrow Press, of Robert Hunter's narrative illustration book The New Ghost.

Robert graduated from the BA(Hons) Illustration course at UWE in 2007.

For more about Robert's work visit his website:

The Lonely Matador finds success 

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Congratulations to UWE Illustration student Jay Wright who has won a competition with his graphic novel The Lonely Matador. His prize is to fly to Poland and present his work to a panel of publishers, critics and comic theorists at the Ligatura International Comic Culture Festival in June. Ligatura represents the culture of comic arts through its introduction and promotion of ambitious comic projects.

Jay's planning to move to Berlin after he graduates from UWE so he's particularly keen to make an impact with European publishers. He's the only UK entrant in the festival and the winner will get their book published. Good luck Jay!

Fill a box! 

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There's an event happening this Wednesday (11 May) at the Triangle Gallery in the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London which is the culmination of a collaborative project curated by 6 Fine Art students from UWE and 6 from Chelsea exploring notions of collaborative practice.

They have 300 cardboard boxes which they want people to fill with any objects, whether mundane or unusual. They will then examine each object in turn and use it as starting point for a discussion, or a collaborative artwork, or any other kind of collective activity. The space will be open for visitors to contribute to the discussions and if that takes things off in a new or unexpected direction... well, so much the better!
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