Exhibition
Exhibition
Art & Design Degree Show 2021
Art & Design Degree Show 2021
A degree show is many things, but especially it is a coming together: the last time a class of students will all be in one (virtual) place at the same time, engaged in the same activity; the coalescing of bodies of work into final projects and the gathering together of a set of ideas and speculations.

These graduating artists and designers have sought out real problems and provided real answers. They have (inevitably) considered the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our lives and asked how we might re-imagine our world as we start to emerge from lockdown, but they’ve also tackled the lack of clean water in the global south, sought to imagine better ways of mobility for older adults and improved data systems for charities working with vulnerable young people. Many have explored representation and visibility – from disability in the fashion industry or of hidden human rights abuses abroad. Others have simply made beautiful new things that make the world better just by being. Some of these solutions might go on to gain a place in production – if not immediately (although many, through work placements and professional exhibitions are already out there in the world), then resurfaced as knowledge in future designs, artworks, products or services.

Thus the degree show also signals a coming apart, the end of a trajectory which passes through careful, timetabled study and rigorous studio testing as ideas and people find a place and means to act on the world. More literally, these artists and designers are moving from education into professional life, perhaps packing up and leaving one place for another.

Between these two forces, the coming together and the coming apart is a gap, an indescribable moment where we find our exhibition. Here ideas and disciplines, people and objects, past and future come together and pull apart; a celebration of achievement, a map of what comes next.

Tim Machin is Sheffield Hallam University's Gallery Manager

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Project
Molly Anderson
Night In
Fine Art
Project
Olga Young
We
Fine Art
Project
Gosia Rusek
Playing with food
Postgraduate Design, Product Design
Project
Isabel Alderton
Boris’s Lunchbox
Graphic Design
Project
Danny Aitken
Favolaschia Pore in Porcelain
Product Design
Overall view of single household ‘module’ consisting of three porcelain lobes and central aluminium fixture with electronics fitted
Project
Adam Grant-Smith
Little Rat, Big City
Illustration
The front cover of the book ‘Little Rat, Big City’, by Adam Grant-Smith.
Project
Georgia L Berry
Sta_Re: The Circular Fashion App
Fashion Management and Communication
Project
Mingchen Hu
Silver Secret Box
Jewellery Materials and Design
Project
Elley Witt
The Importance Of Memory
Jewellery Materials and Design
Project
Cherise Wigginton
Find the Line
Graphic Design
Toolkit Packaging Closed Box
Project
Tianyi Sha
Fetters And Connections In Love Relationships
Jewellery Materials and Design
Project
Olivia Creighton
Good Spouse Keeping
Fashion Design
The first four looks of the line up
Project
Camasamudram Madurima
Boutique Interiors
Postgraduate Design
Project
Jake Wharton
Unlocked Brewery
Graphic Design
Project
Surrebia
Final Year
Illustration
Project
Joseph Burdett
Dysphoric Nudity
Fine Art
Project
Arthur Kingsley-Hawke
Liminal.exe
Fine Art
Project
Cho Ying Ng (Suzy)
Trash and Treasure
Postgraduate Design
Project
Alice Exley
Identifiable
Fashion Management and Communication
Boxing Reflection Photograph
Project
Charlotte Dales
That 70s Song
Illustration
Project
Olivia Thomas
Creating a Brand
Illustration
Project
Sophie Benn
Tell Me Tiger
Illustration
A collage and printed ink illustration of stars and trees, with text from the poem Tell me Tiger
Project
George Auckland Down
Folly of Youth
Fashion Design
Project
Imogen Wells
The Hole: A Journey Through Solitude
Product Design
Once the visitors have collected headphones to listen to the narrative through, they will begin their journey through the corridor on the right. Dark and with unlevel flooring, it’s designed to disorientate and unnerve users along with the prison soundscape playing through peoples headphones.
Project
Kirsty Noble
Inherit the Earth
Fine Art
Project
Hermioney Mills-Rogers
Tripping
Fine Art
Project
Kalon Mitchell
The Poor Fetish
Graphic Design
Project
Anna McNiven
Brutalism project
Interior Architecture and Design
Project
Maja Szumilas
‘Snotgirl’ Comic Series Cover Designs
Illustration
A cover for the comic 'Snotgirl'
Project
Yingyi Liu
AFG Plan
Interior Architecture and Design
Project
Ben Dransfield
Summer Haze
Illustration
A poster for the short mountain bike film 'Summer Haze' created by the artist.
Project
Jasna Nickells
Etched Legacy
Product Design
The cardboard coffin is made up of a base, lattice, wool lining, lid and shroud
Project
Evie Cobbin
The Street Signs Collection
Graphic Design
Project
Ben Cook
Glide Vinyl Recorder & Player
Product Design
An image to show the whole product
Project
Hannah Zoe-Louise
Nihon No Omatsuri
Illustration