V&A digital showcase for Abertay University students
Students from Abertay University’s art and design courses are showcasing their work at a V&A Digital Futures event in London tomorrow.
Alex Grahame, Lewis Taylor and Jason Wood – students of the undergraduate Computer Arts and Visual Communication & Media Design courses – are showing their visual research at the V&A’s Sackler Centre for arts education.
Digital Futures is an open studio showcase, giving students and researchers the opportunity to show and discuss their work with fellow artists, technologists and the public.
Clare Brennan, Abertay University lecturer and Hannah Maclure Centre art gallery curator, said: “Digital Futures is a very exciting event and we’re delighted to have been working with V&A to bring our students down from Dundee.
“As well as having an incredible opportunity to share their work with fellow students and researchers in the early stages of their careers, it’s a wonderful learning experience to meet members of the public and discuss your artistic and design ideas.
“Collaborations like this with colleagues at V&A and V&A at Dundee will only grow and multiply in the coming years, making Dundee an ever-more exciting city for studying and practising art and design.”
Alex Grahame is researching 3D game environments, looking at fictional environments that are grounded in realism but allow creative freedom. He has been creating an ‘Asset a Day’ as practice-based research to discover how realism, fictional realism and fantasy are defined in triple-A game environments.
Lewis Taylor is exploring artistic techniques that visualise the subconscious, and creating a visual experience in response to this. His work plays on the notion of what is perceptively real, using imagery from the natural world contrasted with synthetic forms. www.knowinglewishonours.tumblr.com
Jason Wood is researching how typography can effectively translate into different media. He is looking at typography at a semiotic level, investigating how we perceive shape and form. He hopes to apply his research findings to more complex developments that cover the kinetic, static and print form.
The Sackler Centre is the V&A's centre for public learning through creative design and the arts, inspired by the Museum and the breadth of its collections.
It is one of its most innovative spaces and includes the residency studios where Abertay University graduate Sophia George is currently working as the V&A’s first ever Game Designer in Residence.