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All Eyes On Me - 12 June — 19 August 2018

Maddie Jones


Brighton and Hove Sixth Form College

I was inspired by Beckmann’s use of the chaos and the macabre to draw attention to brutally real depictions of vulnerable people. In this image my mum is the tired performer representing how overworked she is as a GP, and yet how she is still expected to carry out domestic responsibilities. I am the clown because of my obsession with control. The girl on the ground is meant to be vulnerable in her own sexuality, but for herself not for patriarchal society. The disconnected phone represents the loneliness of how images of contemporary women owning their own vulnerability, and being complicated, are not present in society.

Femininity, image by Maddie Jones

UK Government- Creative Industries: Focus on Employment, June 2014

UK Government- Creative Industries poster

UK Context

  1. Total Creative Economy employment across the UK has increased from 2.4 million in 2011, to 2.6 million jobs in 2013, an 8.8 per cent increase.
  2. There were 1.71 million jobs in the Creative industries in 2013, an increase of 10.1 per cent since 2011.
  3. In 2013 there were 1.80 million jobs for people in Creative Occupations, a 7.3 per cent increase since 2011.
  4. These increases compare with a 2.4 per cent increase in the total number of jobs in the wider UK economy over the same period.

Geographic distribution by Region and Devolved Administration

  1. The proportion of Creative Economy jobs varies by region and devolved administration.
  2. In 2013, across the whole of the UK, around 1 in 12 jobs (8.5%) were in the Creative Economy and ranged from 1 in 20 jobs (5.1%) in the North East to 1 in 6 jobs (16.2%) in London.
  3. The Creative Industries accounted for 1 in 18 jobs, (5.6%) of all jobs in the UK in 2013, and ranged from 1 in 32 jobs (3.1%) in Northern Ireland to 1 in 9 jobs (11.4%) in London.
  4. Almost a third (30.3%) of Creative Industries jobs were based in London.
  5. Between 2011 and 2013, within the Creative Industries, there were increases in jobs of greater than 20 per cent in: the East of England (27.1%); the East Midlands (25.0%); the West Midlands (20.6%); and Yorkshire and The Humber (20.1%).

Educational qualifications in the Creative Economy

  1. More than half (57.7%) of jobs in the Creative Economy were filled by people who have a degree or higher qualification in 2013 compared to 31.1 per cent of all jobs in the UK.
  2. One in every six jobs held by graduates in the UK was in the Creative Economy.
  3. One in every ten jobs held by graduates in the UK was in the Creative Industries.
  4. Between 2011 and 2013, there was an increase of 188,000 degree-level jobs in the Creative Economy to 1.5m.
  5. The picture for the Creative Industries is similar to that of the Creative Economy, with the majority of jobs filled by people with at least a degree (58.5% in 2013).
  6. Of the 1.71 million jobs in the Creative Industries, almost 1 million were filled by people whose highest qualification was a degree.
  7. There were 1.8rn jobs in Creative Occupations across all industries, in 2013 and had a higher proportion of degree level workers (61.1%) than across the wider Creative Economy (57.7%).

Paul Penketh, Head of Visual Arts at BHASVIC presenting the Royal Academy of Arts certificate to Adam Britnell

Pictured above - Paul Penketh, Head of Visual Arts at BHASVIC presenting the Royal Academy of Arts certificate to Adam Britnell during the Creative Arts Festival. Two works of art by BHASVIC Visual Arts student Adam Britnell were selected by the Royal Academy of Arts for their on-line exhibition. Out of 1,280 entries, 36 students have been selected for their outstanding work.

Lily Attwood print and womenswear designer poster

Lily who has just finished her studies at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London was delighted when the geisha style dress that she had designed was selected by Lady Gaga to promote her new album in London earlier this November. You can see Lily's designs which will be on show in Brighton this Christmas as part of the Brighton Festival and are also showcased on her website.

Former student Dan Marshall contacted BHASVIC to let us know about his success at Cambridge

Former student Dan Marshall contacted BHASVIC to let us know about his success at Cambridge:

Former student Dan Marshall

"Much of the work ethic that has got me through Cambridge was learnt in BHASVIC, and I owe part of the past three years success in Cambridge to the culture I found between 2009 – 2011. I treasure the two years in the art department – you helped me to explore a set of skills which become critical to my degree, and I am very grateful for your enthusiasm and encouragement over a very enjoyable year!I graduated from the Peterhouse college with a starred first this summer (81% average). A starred first is a special degree that is awarded by Cambridge for people who do better than just a first - so it is a pretty good result! I managed to maintain three years as top-of–tripos!, and won various awards from the department for best all round student which is rather exciting!"