Entries by Anna Winder

Artist Talk: Jonny Small

Jonny Small gave AAL students a great Artists Talk in one of our studios recently. He is a an abstract painter, who developed his practice at BA and MFA at Wimbledon school of art. Jonny discussed the way that he works with obscurity and ambiguity to create images which are not directly decipherable to the […]

Artist Talk: Caleb Madden

We had an artist talk from Caleb Madden in our studios last week. Caleb is a sound and installation artist who is greatly influenced by philosophical theories, including Capitalist Realism and Hyperstition. Noise is a central concept to his work, looking at the way noise plays a part in human experience and culture. He completed […]

Artist Talk: Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf

Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf gave AAL students an Artists Talk in one of our studios today. Rebecca is an artist who is now based in London, having studied at her undergrad at the University for the Creative arts and MFA at Wimbledon College of Arts. The main themes of her work are “female identity, mortality and desire,” […]

STUDENT BLOG: DEVELOPING AS A SCULPTOR

 From an early age I have been fascinated by 3D forms and how different materials and processes can affect my perception and engagement with them. In the 1990s, I started to explore my own creativity and loved the process of making sculptures. After a life-changing experience, it became to clear to me that I wanted […]

Artist Talk: Robin Tarbet

We had a talk from video, sculpture and installation artist Robin Tarbet at the Academy this week. He shared some really interesting insights into his career as an artist with AAL students. Having grown up in rural Wiltshire, Robin was inspired by natural landscapes and open spaces from a young age. He then went on […]

This August’s Life Size Figure Sculpture Masterclass

Our Life Size Figure Sculpture Masterclass had some fantastic results this August! Students created a full human figure from clay, working both with a life model and self-directed without a model. Lasting four weeks, each student completed a fully formed sculpture. The finished works are a testament to the course; they are fantastic studies of […]

Graduate Show 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our 2019 Graduate Show, which celebrated the hard work and achievements of our graduating Diploma, Fine Art Foundation and Certificate students. Our private views, held on 3rd and 11th July, were buzzing with interest about our graduates’ work. Artworks were exhibited across the three floors of our Newington campus building, […]

AAL Prize Winner: Surrey Sculpture Award 2019

Well done to Sculpture degree student Jo Holt, the winner of the 2019 Surrey Sculpture Prize! Her piece, ‘Eye of the Beholder,’ comments on the tragedy of coral bleaching and the brilliance of biofluorescence, and explores how a change of perspective can bring life into a new light. Jo was awarded £500 cash, a 12-month […]

AAL Drawing Prize 2019 Winner Announced

Join us in congratulating AAL Contemporary Portraiture student Paul Starns, who won the AAL Drawing Prize 2019 (of £100) with his fantastic life model drawing. Paul’s drawing was commended for its formal accuracy by judge Brendan Kelly. We had a number of excellent submissions this year: honourable mentions included Emily Russel’s non-figurative piece, which Brendan […]