Archive for the ‘Graphics’ Category

HIVE – 2nd Year Graphic Design Show
January 23, 2012


The students were working to three specific briefs:


To orchestrate a photographic shoot, through all its stages from creative interpretation, art direction, location sourcing, wardrobe, models, to final outputs. The photography is to be used for an editorial that will be a commentary of ‘ Observations of the Fashion Industry’.
Topics covered include: ‘Movember’, Androgeny, Fetishes, Fashion as Art, Fashion v economy and other topical issues. Compelling photographic imagery and originality are key.

Work critiqued by the Creative Team from Topman, London.


To look at the use of type and image and the power of the visual message as it is interpreted.

How a narrative is art directed can give new meaning to the communication and not just capture the attention of the audience but make them linger. Good graphic design, that uses typography and art direction well, prolongs the encounter and compels the reader not only to notice but to remember.


There is a tendancy to respond to music in a very subjective manner. Taste is influenced not only by what music sounds like but also by any number of broader personal or cultural factors. This is an opportunity to explore a more contemporary point of view within the processes of making a map and turn opinions about music into opinions about visual thinking.


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Gallery Co-ordinators: Elisa Artesero and Roger Bygott


Call for submissions : The Secret Life
October 26, 2011

This is a call for submissions with a surreal/dreamlike theme for an exhibition at the Link Gallery 7th-11th November. The work can be in any medium that fits into the theme. Please send photos (or stills if film based) of the completed work together with dimensions, a short description, and any special install requirements you may have by the submission deadline of Tuesday 1st November to

The exhibition will be curated but you must be available to install your own work at midday Friday 4th November.

This is a show with a very short window of time for submissions, so don’t delay! I really look forward to viewing the work that is sent through.

S Space 10th-15th October
October 7, 2011

A series of social experiments as The Link Gallery transforms into a creative lab. Opening event Monday 10th October at 3.30pm.

A new year at the Link Gallery
October 7, 2011

It’s been a long summer indeed, but now the Link Gallery is back for another year of exhibitions! The layout of the foyer space has changed now that the stairs have been removed, so we now have even more wall space to play with.

I (Elisa Artesero) will continue to be the curator of the gallery; however I am looking for a small team of volunteers from the Interactive Arts course (particularly our new first years) with an interest in curating who would like to help with the running of the gallery this year. I will post more information a little later, but if any students from the course would like to get in touch with an expression of interest please email

The gallery is also now open for submissions to artists from any degree. Along with the more traditional mediums of work, I am keen to open up the space for more unusual proposals; be it for film, events, theatre, fashion or music to ensure another eclectic year of exhibitions. Do not worry if this is your first exhibition, I will work with you, all I ask is for a certain level of ambition for the use of the space.

So, please email me at for a proposal form.

Manchester School of Art Degree Show
June 12, 2011

It’s getting close to that time of year again; when the final year art students are feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement as they finish installing their artwork for the Manchester School of Art Degree show. This year the Link Gallery is hosting work from the Fine Art Print degree, however don’t just stop by the Link, the whole school is full to the brim of exhibitions from so many different degree courses! Make sure to check out the Holden Gallery with work from the Interactive Arts degree, it’s sure to be a varied exhibition from some very talented artists.

The preview is Friday 17th June, with the public view from Saturday 18th June through to Wednesday 22nd June, so if you’re in Manchester or visiting during that time, make sure to pop by.