Bucks Adschool 1st and 3rd year students were privileged to meet artist Ian Berry
and receive a tour of his latest exhibition at the Catto Gallery in London.
Ian gave a great talk giving students many insights and anecdotes about his work and the art world in general. He also answered questions about him time at Bucks and his successful time in advertising.
This exhibition, of his work with denim, opened last week and has all but sold out. The basement houses an installation titled ‘Launderette’ which is also the subject of many of his images.
Ian is visiting Bucks on Monday 5 December to talk about his work to a much wider and diverse audience.
the 3rd years pose with Ian in the launderette
The 1st years take a look around the gallery with Ian
2nd year creative ad students had a great night visiting Karmarama to show work they had done on an Air New Zealand brief. Karmarama creatives, Paul and Laila, were fine hosts and laid on free beer and pizza much to everyone’s delight. The work got lots of praise and all the students appreciated the comments and help given out by Paul and Laila.
The 3rd years enjoyed an afternoon in the company of top creative thinker, rebel and all round good guy, Steve Henry. a fascinating talk and then workshop revolving around ethics of advertising and how it could help the world become a better place.
Brilliant stuff – thanks Steve!
Steve Henry was Founder / Creative Director of Howell Henry Chaldecott Lury, the agency voted Campaign’s Agency of the Year three times and Campaign’s Agency of the Decade in 2000.
He has won most of the major creative awards, including the D&AD Gold Pencil, the Grand Prix at Cannes, the Grand Prix at the British Television Awards, and the President’s Award at Creative Circle (twice).
In 2008 he was included in Campaign Magazine’s inaugural Hall of Fame, a collection of the 40 most influential people in British advertising over the last 50 years.
In 2011 Steve founded Decoded, a company that teaches anyone to code in a day. He also writes a blog on the Campaign web-site about creativity.
Stu Outhwaite – fabulous creative and human being – looks after the 3rd years for a week at his agency, Creature London. The week is an enjoyable, but incredibly tough bootcamp – ideas will be flying!!
Many thanks to Simon Sworn and Kat Thomas, creative directors at JWT and Jon Lawton and Charlie Rose, creative directors at Stink Studios for a brilliant brief and workshop. The 3rd year students made some brilliant branded content films that went straight onto youtube. Well done all!
Visiting lecturer Kalinda Muloba came in yesterday and spent all day in workshops with second year Creative Ad students. Kalinda is a Coding expert and passed on lots of hot tips and helped students get confident at coding for their college projects. She also gave out prizes for the best efforts, which went down well as you can see!
2nd Year Tutor
A big thank you to Mandy Wheeler bringing her fabulous Creative detox course to Bucks.
Here’s a bit about the detox… The Creative Detox contains just about everything we’ve learnt through years of critical observation of our own and others’ creative practice. We took those observations to psychologists, business consultants, creative practitioners and their clients. Then we put it all together in the Creative Detox.
The result is a mix of games, exercises and chat, a lot of collaboration and a little self-reflection. It’s a workshop not just about skills, but about developing a mindset that welcomes the unexpected and thrives on being in the moment. Whether you work in the creative industries or not, it will widen your comfort zone and you will surprise yourself. We promise.
Everyone gets to have a go and put ideas into practice, but nobody is put on the spot in an embarrassing way. Introverts have nothing to fear here. We’ll just ask you to keep an open mind and be interested in what happens.
Creating a safe space for brave thinking is part of the message; exploring ways to work together that play to strengths and ignite creativity.