3rd Year 3D Design

March 6, 2012 - Leave a Response

This week in the Link is a rich display of work from the 3rd year 3D design course. Cabinets and cases of intricate work, splashes of colour, wearables, glasswork and eclectic influence.

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Exhibition co-ordinator: Eva Rabin

Gallery co-ordinators: Elisa Artesero & Roger Bygott



Colour Block the Link

February 27, 2012 - One Response

This weeks show focusses on colour blocks – an eclectic presentation from across the Arts Faculty: textiles, paint, sculpture, fashion, linocut prints and photography.

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Link Gallery Print Auction – Photography

February 21, 2012 - Leave a Response

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The Link Gallery Print Auction is an event organised by 3rd year photography students to showcase and sell work from current students, alumni, and external artists.

Bidding sheets will accompany each print and bidding will begin on Monday the 20th of February.

A Closing Event will be held between 4 and 6pm on Thursday the 23rd where bidding will close at 5pm. Prints will remain on display until midday on Friday 24th before being taken down and prepared for collection by the winning bidders.


February 17, 2012 - Leave a Response

This week at the Link we invited students to pick up a pen/pencil, a piece of paper and start drawing! 

The aim was for a collective large-scale paper drawing developing across all the walls of the Link, adding to what has come before in an organic formation.

The colour theme was black, white and grey.

Over the week more and more pieces were added. Some made quick spontaneous sketches, some offered more considered work. Some spent time in the gallery working.

Many thanks to professional artist ARISU for spending so much time in the space to keep the momentum, you can see her work on her blog.

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February 8, 2012 - 2 Responses

This weeks show has been very popular and the Monday night launch was well attended with lovely evening sun shining in on the exhibits and visitors.

The exhibition was initiated and developed by John Lynch a 1st year Interactive Arts student. John says in his exhibition proposal:

“…the past is History and cannot be recreated. You cannot recreate even a conversation you had ten minutes before, since that time many things will have changed, including yourself. When does the past begin? When does History start? I am suggesting after approx. 15 seconds. For those 15 seconds we are living in the MOMENT. This exhibition will be about that time frame.”

The exhibition was an interesting one to curate as many of the exhibits remained somewhat mysterious until the last moment. In the end curatorial decisions were somewhat in the moment! We were looking at blank walls for the first part of the set up, trying to imagine the exhibits on the basis of rough ideas coming from the artists. This seems to have worked out fine and the resulting show is, we think, a set of coherent moments.

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Amy Lawrence

Devin Louttit

Elizabeth De Cent

Hazel Jones

Helen Austin

Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Hannah Davies

Hebe Phillips

John Lynch

Kathy Bradshaw

Keiran Izquierdo

Roger Bygott

Saffina Bhatti

Sonny Barker

Sam Beeston

Tom Valentine


Co-ordinator and organiser: John Lynch

Link Gallery Co-Curators and organisers: Elisa Artesero & Roger Bygott

Call for submissions – Colour Block the Link

February 1, 2012 - One Response

Colour Block the Link

We’re going to take last year’s colour blocking fashion and apply it creatively to the Link Gallery in a curated exhibition on 27th February – 2nd March.

We are looking for textiles or works on paper which are predominantly one colour, or combination of two colours, which we can display so as to colour the Link Gallery into a bold exhibition. The work does not have to be an item of clothing, it just needs to be bold and colourful!

Please submit a photo of your textile or paper-based work including dimensions to mmulinkgallery@hotmail.co.uk by 8pm Tuesday 14th February.

You must be available to install your work from midday Friday 24th February and take it down again at the end of the exhibition the following Friday.



Photography 2nd Year: Assessments

January 30, 2012 - Leave a Response

This weeks exhibit is the 2nd Year Photography assessment show:

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HIVE – 2nd Year Graphic Design Show

January 23, 2012 - Leave a Response


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

Animation & Illustration show

January 18, 2012 - Leave a Response

This weeks exhibition is from some of the 3rd year Illustration and Animation students:

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Threads: Party & Video Links

January 17, 2012 - Leave a Response

The closing party for the ‘Threads’ exhibition was relaxed, fairly well attended and enjoyable (though for some strange reason there was some wine left at the end).

A former MMU Foundation Course student Donna Wood took some panoramic shots of the evening:


A lot of people gave positive comments about the work and Elisa Artesero’s Light sculpture was popular. You can see a video of her installation here: http://vimeo.com/35034124

Also, here is a link to a video of Roger Bygott’s shoe and thread installation ‘She, Remains; He, Remains’: http://interactiveeclectic.com/2012/01/12/she-remains-he-remains-threads-link-gallery-exhibit/