Creative Quarter 2008

Creative Quarter 2008

Creative Quarter 2008

An insight into the creative industries for 13-19 year olds.

Creative Quarter is now a key event on the schools calendar where 13-19 year olds can find out about the various career and education pathways available in the creative industries. Young people met professional artists, designers, scientists as well as undergraduate and post-graduate students and took part in free drop-in activities, workshops, talks and demonstrations.

Organised through the Exhibition Road Cultural Group as a collaborative event, this years partners included: the Goethe-Institut London; Imperial College London; Science Museum; Serpentine Gallery; Royal Albert Hall; Royal College of Art; Royal College of Music and V&A.

Creative Quarter 09 will take place this year on Friday the 13th november, 2009. Bookings open from 1 July 2009.

Talks on the day from designers and those working in the creative industries included:

What are the Creative Industries?
Jennie Godsalve, Creative & Cultural Skills

Passion Pictures and creative design
Hugo Sands, Executive Producer at Passion Pictures

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and creative design
Damian Hosen, Design Manager for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, London Studio

Selfridges & creative design
Erin Thompson, Head of Visual Merchandising & 3D for Selfridges & Co

Working in advertising
Darren Wright and Lucy Colliern from Wieden + Kennedy

Working in architecture
Andy Young from Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Working in graphic design
The V&A Museums Design Department

Careers at the Royal Albert Hall
Royal Albert Halls Show Department

Working in interactive design
Joel Gethin Lewis

How do you make a computer game?
Simon Oliver from HandCircus

Workshops on the day included:

Fashion Styling
Tutor, Katie Sellers from the University of Arts London

Body Adornment
Tutor, Jacqueline Cullen from the University of Arts London

Textiles Workshop
Tutor, Textiles Designer, Jehane Boden Spiers

Digital retouching techniques used in advertising
Tutor, Joan Torrelles

Drop-in events on the day included:

V&A Artists in residence
Meet artist-jeweller Dorothy Hogg and new media artist Jo Lawrence

Meet students studying architecture at university of Brighton and Oxford Brookes University

Architecture design challenges
Hands-on design and construction challenges

Architecture tours
Take a tour of the V&A building

Designing architecture
Tours of the Prints, Drawings and Archives Education Room and Prints and Drawings Study Room

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