Once this situation abates, and we can move more freely again, the wonderful scenes in this video ( link below) will be awaiting you.
Alumni Jessica Rose draws for Primark
Congratulations to last year’s graduate Ryoji Morimoto
He is 1 of only 24 artists worldwide who have been selected into Maglamegi Lab’s online competition.
What Should I be/Ryoji Morimoto.
It is no surprise to anyone that I am inspired by nature.
Capturing a still moment before they are gone is something that fascinates me entirely.
My process always starts with drawing and painting then gets transformed into beautiful digital prints open for interiors and fashion.
These Times and How We Maintained Focus
“Growing up in Cape Town I was exposed to so many different cultures, each one with its own vibrant activities.
I specifically remember a fascinating district known as the Bo-Kaap, situated on the slopes of Signal Hill, just beyond Cape Town’s city centre.
This area is filled with colour, culture, contrast and cuisine.
The defining features of the Bo-Kaap are its multitude of vividly painted historic houses and its quaint cobbled streets.
Throughout my life in Cape Town, there are specific memories that I have of visiting this unique place. My first memory was as early as eight years old: I remember jumping off the school bus onto the cobbled streets and being immediately immersed into a rainbow of colours. Each house is painted in a different colour making the streets look almost too perfect as if they belonged on a film set.
During this trip, we visited some local crafts people, explored the colourful streets and ate some deliciously sweet foods.
The next trip that I remember, I was about to turn sixteen and the experience was quite different from the first. Our group of school students were invited into one of the original historical homes to participate in a cooking class. We were submerged in the culture and the wonderful smells of Malay spices.
The last memory I have of the magical streets of the Bo-Kaap is just before I left the beautiful city of Cape Town to move to England. I remember standing in the cobbled streets, surrounded by colours from lime green to fuschia pink to cerulean blue and sunflower yellow. Absorbing the atmosphere and bathed in the golden summer heat, I remember looking up at the granite greys and earthy browns of the rocky face of Table Mountain and noticing all the exquisite harmonies and contrasts.
This is what makes the Bo-Kaap so magical: the rough natural textures of the mountain juxtaposed with the smooth, kaleidoscope of colours in the houses.
Today I can still remember the glow of the sun on the rainbow houses, the smell of the Malay spices, the natural rocky texture of the mountains and the sweetness of the food I ate that very first time I walked the cobbled streets of the Bo-Kaap.
From this inspiration, I will design a collection of woven samples for the purpose of fashion.”
These Times and How We Maintained focus
Jessica Westlake’s graduating project
From growing up in a small town in the south west, there wasn’t a large variety of job opportunities for young adults. I decided to work in bars and restaurants. The coast, not far away, was bustling with more people than my small town, it was where I worked in a bar.
I enjoyed working as a waitress in a cocktail bar, as I gained confidence from working in this environment.
Gaining confidence, I started working at a more sophisticated cocktail bar to build my experience and knowledge.
I Worked in the ‘Sunset Lounge’ cocktail bar.
I could visualise my knitwear displayed in this space, overlooking the coast, with the sunlight glistening beside my collection.
I want my designs and products to be fit for the market which socialise in the cocktail bar scenes.
I want to explore the vibrant colours, shapes and lines of the citrus fruits I used in the cocktails because they demonstrate a fun colour palette which will be utilised within my collages and knitting.
These Times and How We Maintained focus
‘Fighting the elements’.
My childhood years were exciting and adventurous, partly due to my parents’ beautiful garden, designed and created by them.
Some fond memories of the garden include; tea parties in the summer house and treehouse, my dad wheeling me and my brother Ben down the garden in the wheelbarrow, playing in the stream with friends and helping my mum grow (or eat) the tomatoes.
I have decided what better way to celebrate my childhood and love for plants than to base my final project on my garden and memories
I have chosen to take the garden landscape , illustrations of my family and pets and to integrate them with tropical plants drawn from a recent visit to the Eden project.
This collection of prints, of my own tropical garden paradise, is designed for a domestic interior setting.
Playing in the garden allowed my creativity and ideas to flow, which I have now carried on in my artwork with the desire to become a textile designer.