Graduate Wins Top Australian Arts Award

Thursday 30 July 2015
The Icebook by Davy and Kristin McGuire

Graduate Wins Top Australian Arts Award

Davy McGuire and his wife Kristin have just won a Helpmann 2015 award for Best Visual or Physical Theatre Production.

Davy graduated in 2005 with BA(Hons) in Theatre from Dartington College of Arts, which merged with Falmouth in 2008. Davy and Kristin, a former associate lecturer in Dance at Falmouth, won the award for their production, The Paper Architect, which was recently performed at the Perth International Arts Festival.

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Major Research Project Attracts Global Attention

Hundreds of people filled Truro Cathedral recently (12 July) for the premier performance of the Online Orchestra - a project allowing people living hundreds of miles apart to make music together for the first time.

Dr Michael Rofe, Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator for BA(Hons) Music, is principal investigator for the project: "Playing in ensembles is a crucial part of a musician's development but geographic remoteness often prevents this. That's a great shame because you get better as a musician by playing with other people.

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Graduate Named Youngest Winner of Prestigious Illustration Prize

Illustration graduate William Grill has won the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for his debut picture book Shackleton's Journey, beating previous winners and the new Children's Laureate Chris Riddell.

William, who graduated last year, is the youngest winner of the medal for 50 years. He receives £500 worth of books to donate to his local library and the £5,000 Colin Mears Award cash prize.

William's book, which is published by Flying Eye Books, is a visual re-telling of Ernest Shackleton's landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other.

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Double Award Success at New Designers

Textile Design graduates' scoop two awards at New Designers Part 1.

Alice Selwood won a New Designers Associate Award, the inaugural Wilcom prize for Embroidery, with her digital and hand embellished couture collection, Kernewek Bywedh, which is based on Cornish mining heritage.

Rob Smith, Vice President of European Sales who judged the prize said: "The prize was awarded to Alice for the design creativity and complexity, which shows a great understanding of the digital embroidery processes, all this in a 12 week hands-on approach to learning."

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Graduates Hit the Headlines with Missing Type Blood Campaign

Creative Advertising graduates Jo Griffin and Tom Dixon have hit the headlines with their inspiring National Blood Week campaign.

Jo and Tom, who graduated in 2014 and work at advertising agency WCRS in London, were asked to come up with an idea for National Blood Week because stocks of blood types A, B and O are running dangerously low.

Their idea was to imagine a world where those letters suddenly went missing so they asked famous brands to remove them from their names for a week.

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