EXHIBITION: Mead Scholars and Fellows Showcase


18th Jan – 3rd Apr 2016
9am to 8pm
UAL Showroom

Celebrating outstanding practice. Enabling new, research-based, practical and commercial projects. Offering time and space to develop creative practices.

This exhibition celebrates the first three years of Mead Scholarships and Fellowships, a prestigious awards programme for UAL students and recent graduates who have demonstrated outstanding ideas and excellence in their practice so far.
Established in 2013, each year the programme makes five or more awards, and so far has supported 16 talented individuals from diverse disciplines across UAL spanning film, photography, product and fashion design, fine art and graphic design. The projects represented in this exhibition demonstrate the sheer diversity of practice the Mead Scholarships and Fellowships Programme.

Exhibitors: Abay Zhumagulov, Alice Woods, Eleanor McDonald, Irina Wang, Iyvone Khoo, James_Rogers, Jason File, Kara Keddie, Liz Orton, Luca Spano, Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Phoebe Baines, Sarah Christie and Victoria Burns

Photo Update: “In The Loop” installed at the Mead Scholarships and Fellows Showcase.

In The Room (install)

In The Loop (top 2)



This is a longer post than usual. Hopefully you will stay with it. The CSM degrees shows were exceptional this year in the way that they never let you down but just kept on-and-on engaging, twisting and turning, surprising and challenging, the whole wonderfully and thoughtfully composed and curated so that it didn’t exhaust or elude the visitor – no mean-feat given the enormous logistics to consider.

Hopefully, the few selections below explain themselves as not bestowing favour or exposing nepotism of any kind. Then again, perhaps that is impossible to wholly avoid or deny, whatever strategy we contrive to do so. These forces always seem to exist in some form, however much art writing tries to purge itself of judgement.

This is therefore just one more experiment in your investigation of the possibilities of art criticism. But before you start you just want to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to…

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