Last week I went along to the opening night of Raw Talent at the Hoxton Gallery in Shoreditch, hosted by We.Create International. Alongside strange goings on such as the sight above (mostly naked silver painted man with a strawberry on his head, anyone?) I discovered a host of interesting new talent from across the University of the Arts.
My favourite finds, rightly given pride of place near the entrance to the show, were a set of stunning and unusual jewellery designs titled Multiplicity by Viola Yoo. In close up the exotic coral formations reveal miniature metal traps filled with jewels. Viola has had an illustrious career prior to completing an MA in jewellery design at Central Saint Martins, winning a host of competitions. I’ll be intrigued to see how she translates these beautiful designs into saleable items.
This man with a monkey head was part of a collaged papercut series named Silent Propaganda by Sam Woolf.
Fascinating World by Lucinda Chang (Chelsea College of Art & Design) featured a ceramic tableaux inspired by the plight of the coral reefs.
I wasn’t sure if this pretty lady was created as a fashion illustration, but she sure works as one. By Joe Mallender.
These architectural ceramics are by ‘Kevin’ Iat Sien Yeung.
Dennis Song brass jewellery is extreme and possibly unwearable, but looks great in photos: apparently this mouthpiece is inspired by surrealism & the beauty of death. He is another graduate of CSM.
Finally, special mention must go to the home made nibbles laid out in foil trays at Raw Talent – I highly recommend pretzels stuffed with peanut butter & dipped in chocolate!
Next up, my review of the in-house fashion show. If you are a creative graduate and wondering what to do next, don’t forget to check out Amelia’s Award, there are a few days left to enter! Follow me on instagram to see my graduate finds first.
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