James Fuller, CMP Graduate, to study Sculpture at Royal College of Art

Work by James Fuller, Faysal Mroueh and Andrew Bever

Posted on: 25 April 2016
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James Fuller graduated from CMP in 2010, his final project being a complex installation featuring interactive objects, films, photographs and a detailed constructed space. James worked on this with two other students, Faysal Mroueh and Andrew Bever. An image of this installation is to the right.

James has now won a place for postgraduate study in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. This is the leading Sculpture course in the UK, and one of the leading courses globally.

James writes:

“Having graduated in 2010, I put a strong emphasis on the physical production of art work as a means to move my practice forward and continue my training. I’ve spent time doing all types of freelance work from assisting a bronze sculptress to working with galleries and other artists. This culminated with a long-term role with the artists Troika, which I decided to take on full time because the challenge was big and the work diverse. We produced projects all over the world in my time there from LA to Colombia, developing a strong working relationship over three years that has really informed my own work since.

“Being able to develop the skills and experience to cut a living from the arts to support the ongoing development of my own practice is something that is absolutely crucial. Without one the other is impossible. I’ve maintained my own studio throughout the last three years, working on my projects and interests in any available time and will now be going back to complete my masters at the Royal College of Art in 2016. An application that was well supported by the network I’ve developed through my professional work.

“If you are interested in this field, the best possible starting point could be 10 Bullets by Tom Sachs, essential viewing, enjoy !”

Work by James Fuller

James Fuller, Formations of good faith, 2015 – Jesmonite, Concrete, Aluminium, Steel, Electronics & Optics

Congratulations to James for achieving this prestigious place at the Royal College of Art.

James’ success stands alongside many other achievements of CMP graduates – with recent postgraduate success at such high profile institutions as National Film and Television School, Goldsmiths University, Columbia University (USA), Kings College, London, and Sotheby’s, as well as several other recent CMP graduates winning places on courses at the Royal College of Art in disciplines as broad as Visual Communication, Critical Writing, Curating, and now Sculpture. This is a striking diversity of high achievement from one undergraduate course – Contemporary Media Practice.

Experimental film, Disturbtion makes an impact on the festival circuit

Posted on: 25 February 2016
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Recent graduate, Marcin Ciszek’s experimental film Disturbtion has been a huge success on the festival circuit.

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Recent graduate lands a place on the Rio Production Training Scheme for Channel 4

Posted on: 12 November 2015
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Recent graduate Amy Ordinaire secures a place at Rio Production Training Scheme for Channel 4

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Pride, Pole & Prejudice to be screened at Santa Fe Film Festival

Posted on: 21 October 2015
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Recent graduates, Rebecca Graham and Emilie Dubois will be flying to New Mexico this December to attend The Santa Fe Film Festival where their graduation film, Pride, Pole & Prejudice is to be screened.

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Aaditi Dutt Wins Award in The Best Shorts Film Competition

Posted on: 19 October 2015
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A graduate, Aaditi Dutt wins an award in a The Best Shorts Film Competition for the short film called Nepal Heroes.

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Emma Shoesmith speaks at the ‘Shextreme Film Festival’

Posted on: 16 October 2015
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A recent graduate, Emma Shoesmith, was a guest speaker at the very first female action sports film festival called the ‘Shextreme Film Festival’.

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Film & TV Launchpad 2015

Posted on: 10 September 2015
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Recent graduates Rebecca Graham and Emma Shoesmith were selected to showcase their work at The Film & TV Launchpad day, created by Creative Skillset and Sheffield Doc Fest. Emma Shoesmith had her documentary screened, while Rebecca Graham pitched her project Pride, Pole & Prejudice to a panel of filmmakers, industry experts and to a live audience.

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Aaditi Dutt, graduate from 2010, photographs the Nepal earthquake

Posted on: 16 June 2015
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Along with Rahat Kulshreshtha, another University of Westminster graduate, Aaditi created an award winning short film on the Nepal earthquake that can be watched below:

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Leilani Franco wins at Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes!

Posted on: 15 June 2015
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Leilani graduated from CMP in 2014 and now won at Beyond Borders 2015 with her graduate film ‘Eelan’.

Conceived by US Event Producer and Entertainment Publicist, Yolonda Brinkley, Beyond Borders: Diversity in Cannes is an independent global filmmaker movement occurring annually in France. Beyond Borders seeks to strengthen the cross cultural network of the various ethnic groups represented at Cannes.

Here are a few more details straight from the artist!

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Jonny Simpson is part of FreshFaced+WildEyed 2015!

Posted on: 15 June 2015
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Jonny Simpson’s major project ‘I am Fine’ has been selected by The Photographers’ Gallery to be part of the 2015 FreshFaced+WildEyed exhibition!

Fresh Faced + Wild Eyed is an exhibition for recent graduates from visual arts courses across the UK selected by a panel of judges from an open submission.

“I entered my major project ‘I am Fine’ which is about economic migrants from Bangladesh that live and work in Singapore. I started the project with the mindset that I wanted to do something more than to only document. I wanted to get involved in the lives of my subjects and step away from the roles of photographer and subject.”

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