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Illuminate 2019 - Students light up this year’s festival

Plymouth's national light festival opened the Mayflower 2020 commemorative year, brightening up the buildings of Royal William Yard, Mount Edgcumbe and the Barbican and Sutton Harbour with work by our talented students.
<h5>Plymouth's national light festival <a href="">Illuminate</a> returned this year to brighten up the historic Royal William Yard, with additional installations at Mount Edgcumbe, the Barbican and Sutton Harbour for the first time.</h5>
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<p>The festival, which opened the Mayflower 2020 commemorative year, featured work from artists including internationally renowned visual composer and friend of the college, Xavi Bové, as well as our animation graduate <a href="">Ada Krzoska</a>.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">BA (Hons) Animation</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">BA (Hons) Game Arts</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">BA (Hons) Fine Art</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">BA (Hons) Costume Production &amp; Associated Crafts</a> and <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">BA (Hons) Digital Media Production</a> students were introduced to Xavi Bové in a digital guest lecture, where the Spanish artist spoke about his work, motivations and production methods, giving students the option to respond to Tree of Memory in the work that they would create for Illuminate 2019.</p>
"It’s not every day that your work is projected onto the side of a building!"
- Oliver Hughes, BA (Hons) Animation student
<p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">BA (Hons) Animation</a> student Oliver Hughes said: “I worked with Xavi on a piece called Earth to Earth, which was projected onto the Mills Bakery in Royal William Yard. The brief was to create something about the Mayflower and capture themes that also raised awareness of environmental issues. I really enjoyed the process of creating the 2D and 3D animations and it was great to work with someone who’s such a specialist in his field. It was insightful to see the process of how Xavi manages his workflow. I'd definitely do something like this again if the chance comes up. It’s not every day that your work is projected onto the side of a building!”</p>
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<p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">BA (Hons) Animation</a> graduate Ada Krzoska made her debut as an artist this year, after previously working as part of the Euranim project and assisting with projections during her time studying with us. Her piece, Trinity, in collaboration with Dan Sumner, features three sculptures, each representing a different aspect of the festival’s theme.<br /></p>
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<p>Ada said: “I began my journey with Illuminate three years ago through the Euranim project. Last year, I helped with a projection on the Melville Building and this year I decided to apply. I got through with my piece called Trinity, that explores three Roman deities, each of which touching on different aspects of festival and humanity. Illuminate has helped me to find my way as an artist by working with different aspects of light, and helped me connect with people in the industry that I couldn’t have met anywhere else. I love how it changes every year, it’s always really different but just as good! It’s been just as exciting this year, a little more stressful as a part of it was in my hands, but this just proves to me that I can do it!”</p>
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<p><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">BA (Hons) Game Arts</a> student Sam Grotzke said: "A collaborative group of<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"> BA (Hons) Costume Production &amp; Associated Crafts</a> and BA (Hons) Game Arts students worked together for the first time this year to create an installation based on the past, present and future. To this end, costumes from three different periods were created and Game Arts students produced original work to project onto these costumes in The Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe. The opportunity to work in such a beautiful space was very exciting."</p>
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<p>Illuminate 2019 is part of the iMayflower project and has been supported by The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who fund the Cultural Development Fund, which is administered by Arts Council England. iMayflower is delivered in partnership with <a href="">Creative England</a>, <a href="">Crowdfunder</a>, <a href="">Destination Plymouth</a>, <a href="">Plymouth City Council</a>, Plymouth College of Art, <a href="">Real Ideas</a> and <a href="">University of Plymouth</a>.</p>
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<p>You can find the full list of the students from Plymouth College of Art, supported by The Media Workshop, who participated in Illuminate 2019 below:</p> <p><strong>From The Til Now</strong><br />Lauren Clayton, Dru Tibby, Connor Balldock, Rowan Cornish</p> <p><strong>Past, Present and Future</strong><br />Holly Richardson, Grace Rathbone, Rosie Bave, Emmett Wadham, Jade Trbojevich</p> <p><strong>Nanobot Building</strong><br />Doug Clarke, Matt Lake, Steve Lake, Robin Lovejoy, Harvey Melvin Harris</p> <p><strong>Blast to the Past</strong><br />Awais Khan, Jamie Stuart, Callum Mitchell, Cameron Charles, Jack Gibney</p> <p><strong>Fin-ale</strong><br />Jordan Hardy, Sami Vickery, Toby Shephard, Jamie Good</p> <p><strong>A Message For Tomorrow</strong><br />Maurice Hayman, Maya Lenton, Sam Grotzke, Amber Layton, Tyler Ottey, Tom Wise</p> <p><strong>Building a Future</strong><br />Christopher Spereall-Mood, George Harris</p> <p><strong>Big Dragon Crashes Party</strong><br />Joseph Maynard, Kacper Bernacki, Chloe Carpenter, Ellesse Woodward, Sofia Ricci</p> <p><strong>The Weight of the World</strong><br />Aimee Fuller, Alexander Waller, Chloe Drew, Jess Freeguard-White</p> <p><strong>Cycle of the Earth</strong><br />Elaine Pope, Sam Elliot</p> <p><strong>HeartBeat</strong><br />Kane Milne, Zak Johnson</p> <p><strong>Earth to Earth</strong><br />Shannon Bone, Eve Oxinou, Oliver Hughes, Kenneth Holberg, Lauren Baker</p> <p><strong>Voyages</strong><br />Jess Mitchell-Fowle, Sophie Parker, Brandon Bailey</p> <p><strong>Space</strong><br />Matt Kelly, Jess Rudy, Sky Griffiths, Charlotte Wishart</p> <p><strong>Nature Can Do Without Us</strong><br />Jess Whitehouse, Lauren Wilson, Emily Rix</p> <p>James Reader, Harry Bird, Cloe Stannard, Tom Sandell, Angus Stuart Smith, Ceri Prowse, Emmett Wadham, Holly Richardson, Grace Rathbone, Roseanna Bava, Jade Trbojecvich</p> <p>All images courtesy of <a href="">Pippa Lear</a> &amp; <a href="">Maria Barham-Black</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">BA (Hons) Photography</a> students</p>