2019 Ual Mead Fellowships and Final Project Awards Announced

University of the Arts London recently announced the winners of this year’s Mead Fellowships and Final Project Awards:

Mead Fellowships 2019

Gemma Holyoak and Michael Kennedy, Nathaniel White, Nicolas Canal Tinius, and James Haymer.

Mead Final Project Awards 2019

Amelia Rabin, Francesca Harling, Natalie Zipfl, Gafar Tajmohammad, Martina Dolcimascolo, Madison Ford, Jonathan Asiimwe Rugunda Quaade, and Kiki Shervington-White.

Congratulations to everyone, we look forward to seeing their interesting projects and careers progress. Read further details about the awards and see previous winners here.

Mead Fellowships 2019

Gemma Holyoak and Michael Kennedy

MArch Architecture, Central Saint Martins graduates, 2018

Project: Visualising Viability

‘Visualising Viability’ consists of a publication, an educational game and series of workshops. The materials will enable a community housing group to explore their project’s feasibility, assess what income is required, determine the various costs, and ultimately decide how ‘affordable’ their homes will be.

Nathaniel White

MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, London College of Communication graduate, 2019

Project: A Line in the Water

‘A Line in the Water’ is a body of research presented in a website, telling the complex stories of nationality and national identity, arising from historical changes in the course of the Rio Grande river, which is used to delineate the USA/Mexican border.

Nicolas Canal Tinius

BA Fine Art (4D), Central Saint Martins graduate, 2018

Project: Prosthetic Memory: The Starlight Archives

Nicolas’ grandfather was a NASA executive for decades, contributing to the Apollo and Space Shuttle Missions, who is now losing his memory through dementia. This project will use Nicolas’ grandmother’s archive of documents and Memory Books, including letters, objects, photographs, audio recordings and films, and will result in a documentary film.

James Haymer

BA Acting, Drama Centre London graduate, 2018

Project: Think.Positive

‘Think.Positive’ is a 45-60 minute theatrical solo show, devised from first-hand experiences, presented through the mediums of physical theatre, multimedia, verse/blank verse, spoken word and an original score, inspired by Philoctetes by Sophocles.

Mead Final Project Award recipients 2019

Amelia Rabin

BA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography, LCC

Amelia’s work ‘Performance Fetish’ is a photojournalistic piece about the performance aspect of Fetish culture, capturing the ‘behind closed doors’ scene in Central London.

Francesca Harling

BA Fashion Communication: Journalism, CSM

Francesca’s TRASHMag is a biannual print anti-fast fashion magazine, with digital platform and Instagram handle.

Natalie Zipfl

BA Fashion Design: Womenswear, CSM

Natalie will create a sustainable fashion collection, with experimental materials made out of pig’s blood and corn-starch based plastics.

Ghafar Tajmohammad

BA Painting, Camberwell College of Arts

Gafar will use painting practice to generate designs for a series of wallpapers to be displayed in a room with the original painting to create an immersive installation.

Martina Dolcimascolo

BA Costume for Performance, LCF

Martina is making a short film about the folklore and poeticism of true Sicilian culture.

Madison Ford

BA Fashion Contour, LCF

Madison will be creating a body wear brand which will fuse e-textiles and wearable technology into street wear.

Jonathan Asiimwe Rugunda Quaade

BA Graphic Communication Design, CSM

Jonathan’s project is a physically interactive installation. It features two computers fighting over access and collection of data from inputting humans.

Kiki Shervington-White

BA Design for Art Direction, LCC

Kiki’s project is a short film about Black Girls. This film will explore the advice “just be yourself’ and whether, as black women and girls, they feel truly able to ‘be’ themselves.