Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Steve Bell on George Osborne: 'He's got a bum-nose'

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Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell on the joys and challenges of caricaturing Tory MP's. Brilliant stuff.

Objectification of Women in advertising


A controversial ad campaign by ulstertrader.com has brought this old chestnut back up for debate. What do you think?

Guardian article
http://blog.ionom.com/2009/09/04/sexist-sells/

A wealth of theoretical and contextual information to frame this debate can be found on this excellent resource-
genderads.com

Exhibitions In Manchester


There are some excellent exhibitions in Manchester at the moment. It would be well worth taking a trip over to get valuable research for your various Contextual & Theoretical Studies / Studio briefs.

Home Grown @ URBIS
Angels of Anarchy @ Manchester Art Gallery

Richard Miles will be running a trip on Fri 23rd Oct (details here) predominantly for Graphics & Vis Comm level 2 but all are welcome to attend.

'Nobody will give you freedom. You have to take it' Lisa Jaye Young (Meret Oppenheim review)


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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Maxim Of The Day

Paul de Man, (1986) 'The Resistance To Theory', Minnesota, University of Minnesota Press, p.4

Turner Prize Shortlist Announced

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The dust from an atomised passenger-jet engine; freeze-dried cow brain; the skull of a sperm whale; the face of Kenneth Williams – there is no shortage of curious sources for the artists on this year's Turner prize shortlist, work by whom goes on display at Tate Britain tomorrow.

Guardian Article (Charlotte Higgins)

Guardian Article (Adrian Searle)

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Thursday, 1 October 2009

Leeds College of Art Film Club


A new society for all who are interested in making, analysing and watching challenging and cutting edge cinema. View the blog here for more info.

The inaugural meetings will take place-

Thursday 22nd October between 4.30 and 6.00pm in the Mosaic Café
Wednesday 28th October between 4.30 and 6.00pm in the Mosaic Café

If you can come along on either of these dates that will be great but don’t worry if you can’t as there will be other opportunities.