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Fine Art Innovation Award Winner Announced 

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Congratualtions to Harriet Bowman, a second year Fine Art student here at UWE, who has won the Ideas Fund Innovators Award for a collaborative project, Field Song, with London-based musician Ben Socrates.

Together they will create an interactive artwork made from a magnetic framework of pendant metal sculptures, which will produce music generated as visitors walk between them.

Find out more about the Ideas Fund by visiting their website



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Come along to a free Creative Practice event! 

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The Enterprise Office is running a series of Creative Practice events this autumn, so come along and demystify some of those professional practice topics! 

The sessions are available to all UWE students and staff in Room 0A2 at Bower Ashton on Wednesdays throughout November. No need to book but it's first come, first served: up to 40 people can be accommodated at each session.

Wed 2 November  2-4pm   
Networking Know-How workshop: First impressions coupled with ever-decreasing attention spans mean being engaging has never been more important. This session includes everything from reading body language to approaching a stranger.
Visiting Speaker: Melissa Kidd, Networking skills expert, Coaching Creatives   

Wed 9 November  2-4pm       
Social Networking & Self Promotion:  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr. It's free and everybody's using it. How to use social media strategically to market and promote yourself as a creative practitioner.
Visiting Speaker: Alexei Lee, Social Networking Consultancy, React Adapt    

Wed 16 November  2.30-3.30pm      
Unprofessional Practice: How to approach galleries and arts establishments. Clear examples of common mistakes in written applications and proposals. Short lecture and open floor Q&A.
Visiting Speaker: Marie-Anne McQuay, Curator, Spike Island    

Wed 23 November  2-3pm     
Financial Fundamentals: Finance and Tax basics for Creative Practitioners. Everything you need to know about finances; from Tax Credits to Turnover. Short lecture and open floor Q&A.
Visiting Speaker: Jane Norton, Director, Norton Accountancy

Find out more about the Enterprise Office's opportunities and industry events

Sweet charity 

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We're having a cake sale today in support of cancer charity Macmillan, so come along to the comon room at Bower Ashton to sample some delicious home made cakey delights - and don't forget your wallet!

Gulp! comes to Bower 

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You may remember the world's largest stop-frame animation made by Aardman we told you about in the summer - a fishy tale called Gulp! The animation was filmed on a Nokia N8 mobile phone on a beach in Pendine, South Wales with over 20 UWE animation student volunteers working alongside the Aardman crew, over a space of a week and a separate night shoot. Two real life boats were used, one cut in half to contain an actor called Todd Jones who carried out the role of the fisherman. 

An exhibition of the props used to create the film will be in the Foyer Gallery at Bower Ashton between 13-21 October, so come along and see for yourself how they did it. You'll have an opportunity to see the finished film together with a Making of... documentary.

UWE success at the Shepton Mallet DigiFest 

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Once again UWE graduates did really well in the Competition Showcase at the Shepton Mallet Digital Arts Festival and we congratulate them all!

The Animation category was a UWE clean sweep: Lottie Kingslake was the winner with Forget Me Not (image above), Jill Tse was runner up with ParallelO and Thomas Buttery was third with Beer Goggles.

Thomas was a triple winner as he also took first and second prize in the Short Non-Fiction Film under 8 Minutes with Tri Hita Karana and Slightly Removed.

You can see pictures from the awards ceremony on flickr.
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