World Environment Day – ‘Beat Air Pollution’ by Roger Bateman

  Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019, “Beat Air Pollution,” is a call to action to combat this global crisis. Chosen by this year’s host, China, 2019’s topic invites us all to consider how we can change our everyday…

Film professor’s BAFTA Scotland nomination

A film directed by an ACES professor has been nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scotland award. ‘From Scotland with Love’ directed by Virginia Heath, professor of film in C3RI, is up for best Single Documentary at the prestigious ceremony taking place this weekend. The feature-length documentary about 20th century Scotland, is…

New Professor

We are pleased to announce that Daniela Petrelli (Art and Design Research Centre) has recently been awarded a personal chair. Daniela joined us from the University of Sheffield a few years ago and has since contributed significantly to the academic community at SHU. This year she won a major european grant that she is currently leading…

Seeing the big picture of the city

ACES Graduate, Jonathan Wilkinson, has been commissioned to produce a picture of The Workstation as part of its 20th anniversary exhibition. There were a couple of reasons Jonathan was particularly pleased to be commissioned to produce this piece. “They would not have known, but I once worked in the building in the box office and…

University offers art facilities for free

Artists and designers in Sheffield are being given the opportunity to use Sheffield Hallam University’s specialist facilities for free, as part of a national initiative to help artists complete large or complex projects. Sheffield Hallam University is calling for professional artists, photographers, fashion designers, graphic designers, metal-workers and jewellery-makers to enter the Artists Access to…

Tribute to Shiny Sheffield

If Sheffield’s worldwide reputation for stainless steel is commonly associated with cutlery, an exhibition now open at the Millennium Gallery is a reminder of the wide range of uses to which ‘rustless’ steel has been put since its discovery 100 years ago. There are pieces by contemporary artists in Sheffield including our own Alison Counsell…

ACES ‘chiponistas’

The 18th – 24th Feb was not only Fashion Week but also National Chip Week and our students celebrated the two by creating a chip dress. The current Miss Sheffield, Jade Mellows, modelled the creation in Meadowhall Shopping Centre on Monday 18th. It took hours to design and make the dress, which includes a skirt…

The Future Looks Optimistic for Young ACES Designer

A student from our Fashion Design course has designed an optimistic solution for the next decade to become a finalist in the prestigious 2013 FAD Competition. Chelsea Crossland is currently in her final year of study on the Ba(Hons) course. Chelsey’s designs address the environmental concerns and resource shortages caused by fast fashion and consumers…

Exhibition illustrates 20-year career

ACES lecturer is celebrating 20 years of working as an illustrator by staging the first solo retrospective of his work. ‘Cocktails and Champagne’ showcases the work of Frazer Hudson, whose recognisable illustrations have appeared in numerous publications such as The Guardian and The Observer. The exhibition, which is free of charge and open to the…