|Multi-media costume designs by Edie B Smith|
|Exhibition design & model box by Zoe Parkinson|
|18th Century glory by Thomas Murphy|
The BA Costume course at the Arts University Bournemouth showed a striking and energetic exhibition at the Oxo Tower Wharf last week. Thanks to creative exhibition design that solved the always-challenging brief of the touring exhibition, Arts University Bournemouth graduates stood out at the group show, which featured several out-of-London theatre design courses.
The course continues to deliver graduates with strong costume making skills and a multi-media approach to costume design. A genuine enthusiasm for costume in its widest sense is felt throughout; featured here are just a few pieces that stood out to me.
|Edie B. Smith's use of collage and stitch on calico merged the designer and maker through the medium of costume design|
|Holly Isaacs' great 1930s tailoring is appropriately set in quite an art-deco manner thanks to the exhibition design by Zoe Parkinson|
|Intricate beadwork by Beth Hicks|
|Edie B Smith's costume designs riffed on domesticity and home sewing|
|Laura Sanders' pantomime dame costume feeds my current research into chinoiserie and costume|
|I couldn't not snap this fabulous & gold Isis costume by another Anushka - this was made by Annushka Rogers|
|Showcasing the diversity of students' costume making: tailoring, ballet, corsetry and period making.|
Very best of luck to this year's graduates on their future paths!
Click here for more information on BA Costume and Performance Design at the Arts University Bournemouth.