Sunday 12 June 2016


As the exhibition ended weeks ago I'm very aware this post is horribly overdue, however I was SO impressed by my uni's Foundation exhibition that I had to document it anyway. The actual LCA exhibition is now available to view at Blenium, I think, which I'll definitely be visiting to pep up my ever wavering university morale as I'm sure there will be much dribble worthy work on show to goggle at and aspire to. 

I've tried to include the correct name under every piece, but not everyone has their chosen degree course listed, which I understand might be quite annoying if any of you adore a piece and think you want to get into that discipline.

Charlotte McAteer - Textiles in Practice

This caught my eye the second we caught the room. Embroidered fruit and veg with seeded decoration?? Cool. Why not.

Holly Greenwood - Printed textiles/Surface pattern

Elizabeth Parkinson

This was an insight into how broad creative subjects can be. I think this piece was in the surface pattern/textiles room. Home made makeup, cool.

Jessica Greenwood

How absolutely stunning are these sets? I aspire to own sexy loungewear, let alone make it.

Eleanor Sutton

Sara Preston - Surface Pattern/Printed Textiles

(Sara is my friendling) This project was to manipulate food which at first appeared to be the most fine arty fart of briefs but after a while we had so much fun discussing possible options (including but not limited to: pouring pink custard into the seed hold of avocados, filling the holes of waffles with sprinkles, freezing an egg and watching it melt and organising baked beans). That was supposed to inform a final outcome, and I think her patterns are so pretty.

Hannah Ennis - Fashion Design Technology

This is probably my favourite piece from the whole exhibition, omg. It's a blossom tree?? Roll neck?? Hand knitted??  Please say this is for sale.

Shannon Hamilton - Textile Design 

This is some serious geo creativity. Every single acrylic collage was gorgeous and we all had a hard time trying to pick a favourite.

(no name, wah)

I've seen photos of this piece on multiple people's social media, and for good reason! It was one of the best presented pieces of work, in my opinion. Little additions like the crates and cacti in colourful pots put the work into context, lifestyling it, which should have quenched some of the "yeah it looks nice but whats the point" mutterings from parents as it would look amaaaaazing as a feature wall.

Stuart Stokeld - Geography 

I thought it was a bit funny that this guy is doing Geography instead of continuing Graphic Design onto degree level but I sympathise that hours of paper cutting leaves a lot of time for questioning life decisions. (Kidding aside, I freaking loved these intricate pieces)

Nadia Deuskar - Creative Advertising

Katie Goodrum - Illustration

I don't have many words other than LOOK HOW NICE. I think these hangings were screen printed (or at least the white on blacks are) because I saw her printing the bottom right design and was very impressed at the time too. Screen Printing onto fabric can be so temperamental with details not transferring and blobs appearing, but all of hers seemed to come out perfectly (wow).

Matthias Nutschel - Vis Com

I'm not kidding, I want these pizza wall hangings and laser cut chopping board, pronto.

(No name, sorry!)

This was so bloody funny. Laser cut wooden masks of Kanye's many faces.

Megan Heath - Graphic Design

Fine art was really weird. I wish I'd photographed the soap dispenser that had brown gunge coming out of it - looking very much like the worst morning after a takeaway curry, but smelling pleasently of chocolate.

Esther Pearce - Textiles

Caitlin Price-Ward - Fashion Illustration

Because donut.

So that's the amazingness of the Foundation show. I feel like I would 100% have not dropped out if I went to LCA Vernon Street. It's a gorgeous building with brilliant facilities and a high standard of work, so do check it out if you're looking for the right course! Stay tuned for my post on the degree exhibition later this week! I can't wait to see what they've got on show.

Polly xo


  1. I'm doing foundation at LCA in September and this has made me so excited, everything looks amazing!

    1. Aw I'm glad someone going has seen this! I love spending time in the print room there 😊 I'm sure you'll have a great year!

  2. I was at LCA yesterday for their open day looking at fashion communication and I loved it! This blog post was great as I didn't get a chance to look at illustration and fine art. Everything looks so cool and creative!


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