Creative Show 2021
Class of 2021
Congratulations to our class of 2021, who have been able to work throughout the academic year both online and on-campus, making full use of the varied workshops and studio space available to create highly relevant portfolios and exhibitions. Graduating students this year have produced a wide range of outcomes for fashion and interior fabrics, homeware, gallery led textiles alongside designs for transportation fabrics.
Our graduating students are also showcasing their work through the New Designers Exhibition platform which opens on 30th June, and through Arts Thread sites. We also await details of this years entries to the IDOTT (textile and wallpaper) and Bradford Textile Competitions.
You are able to view portfolios of graduating student work by clicking on the links below - here you will find links to individual student instagram pages, and New Designers / Arts Thread Portfolios.
For further information please don't hesitate to contact us via the contact page
Visiting on Campus
Individuals and small groups of six can book to view the exhibition on campus, for further details please contact D.Claypool@bolton.ac.uk
Anthropocene Epoch is the unofficial unit of the current geological time, since humans have been in existence. This unusual starting point has inspired two very different design collections, one which celebrates the beauty of nature, whereas the other brings to attention the effects humans have had on the environment.
A range of ethereal fabrics for fashion based on deep oceans and marine life.
Ellie has looked to the depths of the ocean to source surreal pattern shapes from a range of creatures and plant formations found within the dark spaces of the sea.
Illuminated with life these creatures offer a wealth of pattern references for fashion fabrics and scarves.
The collection ‘Scandi Flora’ explores form, shape, pattern and design styles, through painting and drawing from online glossaries of Scandinavian flowers.
The collection has two sub collections, one for domestic bedroom settings and a kitchen fabric/dinnerware collection, aimed at companies such as Graham and Brown and House of Hackney.
A collection of designs for fashion fabrics and accessories using the 'Euphoric' trend for S/S 22 as an opportunity to explore colour and pattern through her own heritage of Portugal, and more specifically Mozambique.
Photographs from travels to Mozambique, alongside visits to the Manchester Museum, allowed Denise to explore decorative patterning found on hand crafted tools, textiles and everyday objects.
‘Dusk till Dawn in the Arizona Desert’ are two mini design collections aimed at commercial skate brands such as Braindead, Huff, Volcom and Santa Cruz, which capture the essence of day and night coexisting within parallel panoramic landscapes.
Inspired by the intricate elements found within the Arizona Desert, a range of artworks and designs have been developed from an investigation of the Trend forecasts for S/S 2022 including ‘Awestruck’ and ‘Rebooted Nature’ menswear trends for A/W 2023.
A collection of designs for childrens interiors and fashion which capture fruits, farms and florals in a fun and colourful way.
The rise in promoting healthy eating for children caught Rebecca’s attention and influenced her work, following on from critical theory research into how design impacts mental health and wellbeing.
The collection on display showcases a range of gallery-led textiles, in response to a flora and fauna theme which considers both endangered species and endangered crafts.
Visual Research came from online entomological archives featuring endangered species including beetles – tansy beetle who have recently lost their habitat. The ladybird, currently not endangered, if not considered will become part of the endangered list.
Vahekeny is currently studying for an MA (Textiles and Surface Design) by Creative Practice at the University of Bolton and is exhibiting as a ONE YEAR ON graduate from 2020.
As part of the creative show 2020 'Unlocked' Vahekeny exhibited her work digitally, this year her work has been produced as physical prints for furnishing fabrics and transport design, based on the 2020 / 2021 trend and colour report ‘Multi-Local’ from Heimtextil 2020 international trade fair.
Please do contact our Alumni graduates for information relating to sales, commissions, projects and employment opportunities.
Our Industry selected Creative Show Awards offered an opportunity to celebrate the significant achievements of student work across areas including Art and Design with Foundation, Animation & Illustration, Fashion, Fine Art, Film & Media, Graphic Design, Photography and Textiles & Surface Design.
Awards this year have been generously received from AVA CAD CAM Ltd, Edinburgh Weavers Ltd., Manchester Craft and Design Centre, Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, The Jason Gilliat Portfolio Development Award and Surface Print Ltd. Prizes include placement opportunities, financial awards, mentorship and exhibition opportunities.