Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018

Back in June I visited the Bristol UWE (where I studied) and Bath Spa degree shows. I love seeing work from so many different disciplines and checking out the new talent. There was so much great stuff this year, but here are some of my picks of work that really stood out and who I can’t wait to see more from in the future. Unfortunately it wasn’t clear who some of the work was by, but I’ve done my best to credit and link to their website or Instagram where possible.

Apologies for the rubbish photo quality, some degree shows aren’t keen on photos (no idea why – surely we should be promoting them as much as possible?!) so I didn’t feel comfortable getting out my large camera.

 

Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018
Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018

The mix of colours, shapes and texture is perfect!
Unknown, Bath Spa

Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018
Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018
Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018

I love looking through the textiles section, and love anything that makes me want to squish it – these look super chewy and interesting with a perfect pop of colour.
Louise Threadgold, Textiles, Bath Spa

Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018
Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018

Noticing a theme? I’m a sucker for a burst of colour with interesting shapes, and I love how these play with that. Would love an interesting chair made in this style.
Unknown, Bath Spa

Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018

As Anthony Burrill would say: “I like it, what is it?”. Will has looked at our obsession with conforming, and having surgery to become stereotypically beautiful. I’m loving the use of light and colour. Even the yellow power cable fits with the aesthetic. Will has some amazing work, check out his website and Instagram to see more. Definitely one to watch.
Will Hughes, Fine Art, Bath Spa

Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018
Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018

Love this super bold, chunky book from Nancy Arnold’s project about new homes lacking creativity.
Nancy Arnold, Graphic Design, Bristol UWE

Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018

There was some impressive work from Vivian Vong and Alice Robinson who both made work about strong women – a super important subject. 
Vivian Vong & Alice Robinson, Graphic Design, UWE Bristol

Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018
Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018

This video from Ka Yan Leong is really beautiful, again I’m loving the colour combinations and the smooth movements!
Ka Yan Leong, Graphic Design, UWE Bristol

Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018

How cool are these? You can tell Cara really loves what she does, I love the experimentation with lines, brush strokes, and of course colour.
Cara Donn
, Drawing and Print, UWE Bristol

Colours and shapes at Bristol & Bath degree shows 2018

Similarly, Amy Bateman’s strong lines and shapes are super powerful and stunning.
Amy Bateman, Drawing and Print, Bristol UWE