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Alumni

Meet our Alumni

Amy Hughes - Fine Art, Graduate 2013  www.amyvhughes.com
  • Currently completing her second year on the MFA in Fine Art at The New York Academy of Arts.  
  • For the first year of her studies Amy was awarded  an N.Y. Academy Merit Scholarship and 
  • For the second year of study she was awarded - The Prince of Wales Scholarship.
  • Amy has work in public and private collections 
  • Recently sold work 'Back Study' at auction at Sotheby's New York
  • Work in the collection at Liverpool Women's Hospital

Artist Critique session at NYAcademy of Arts, with Jenny Saville + other artists and critics 

 

Ant Hamlyn - Fine Art, Graduate 2015   www.anthamlyn.co.uk

Liverpool Hope Fine Art graduate Anthony Hamlyn has now completed his Masters Degree at Chelsea College of Art where he was awarded a Distinction. This follows on from his recent exhibition opportunity at The Victoria and Albert Museum. Fine Art staff took the opportunity to attend his private view opening at Chelsea where he described his work as an excessive mechanical blending of performing technology, misdirection, moving image, illusion and visual perception. The work made use of a scattered yet rhythmic collection of object and moving image which were set to perform every fifteen minutes. This was an attempt to subvert our habitual assumptions of contemporary technology and question the authority of information digested daily through our smartphones, tablets and computer screens.

More information is available on Ant's website.

Ant Hamlyn 2017

Sumuyya Khader - Fine Art, Graduated 2013 www.sumuyyakhader.com
  • Winner of the METAL Residency Prize - providing one year of studio space based at the arts organisation - METAL
  • Worked with Tate Liverpool Education Department
  • Worked with ASSEMBLE on Granby Four Streets Project - Turner Prize winning project

Sumuyya Khader

 

 Vivian Garland - BA Design, Graduated 2012  www.viviengarland.com

  • Gallery and workshop owner in Liverpool
  • Commission from Hillsborough LFC Memorial Trust to commemorate 25th Anniversary - 96 Ceramic liver birds
  • Specialises in memorials, body casting for Alder Hey Childrens Hospital. Liverpool Royal, Claire House, Zoey's Place and Manchester Royal Infirmary
  • Works in Public and Private collections, permanently on exhibition at The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
  • Sponsor of BA Design Degree Exhibition, Liverpool Hope University 2016
  • Employability and internships with Liverpool Hope University 2016/2017

Viv Garland

 

Rebecca Hill - BA Design, Graduated 2009  www.rebecca-a-hill.co.uk

  • Designer Silversmith
  • Collection in Faberge, Bond street
  • Awards include: Pearsons Candelabra Award 2012, Excellence at British Craft Trade Fair 2015, Best new design British Silver Week 2011 & 2015, Silver Society Design Award 2015
  • Lecturing part time in range of FE & University courses.
  • Galleries include: Primervera in Cambridge, Woodstock Gallery in Oxford,  Haddenham Gallery and Callaohans Gallery

Rebecca Hill

 

 Jade Crompton -MA by Creative practice, Graduated 2015 www.jadecromptonceramics.co.uk

  • For her MA by Creative Practice, Jade investigated the application of digital technologies to contemporary slip cast ceramic domestic tableware.
  • Jade became a QEST Rumi Foundation Scholar having won a prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust scholarship to the value of £2,000.
  • Jade has subsequently been appointed to CAD (Computer Aided Design) Design posts at both Leeds and Liverpool university and is planning to undertake a PhD in Digital Sculpture

 Jade Crompton

 

 Jason Dy -MA by Creative practice, Graduated 2014    

  • As part of his MA by Creative Practice exploring contemporary art and diasporic community religious expression, Jason created a number of site specific installations including one in the Baltic quarter in Liverpool exploring  the spiritual dimension of dwellings in the aftermath of the storms in the Philippines
  • Following the MA by Creative Practice, Jason went on to complete the MA in Art History and Curating at Hope
  • Recently Jason has taken up an academic post at Ateneo de Manila University teaching Visual Arts and Spirituality in Modern and Contemporary Art in the brand new ARETÉ, art and design complex

Jason Dy

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 Sophie Mahar-MA by Creative practice, Graduated 2016   

  • Sophie completed the MA by Creative Practice having worked alongside student peers as part of the Voices of Hope, an a cappella group exploring choral technique, repertoire and reception.
  • Choral work with the Voices of Hope has taken Sophie to the House of Commons and three tours to France
  • Sophie has subsequently taken up a place at Liverpool Hope University to undertake a PhD
  • Sophie was recently made a substantial award from the Italian Ambassador towards her doctoral studies.

   Sophie Mahar

 

Kate Earlam - BA Design, MA by Creative Practice Graduated in 2012

  • Designer Silversmith, London

Alumni & Commissions

As a department we work with large and small companies in Live projects, this is within the undergraduate and postgraduate programme. It’s a great experience for the students in dealing external companies and a great taste of what happens in the real world. 

We also get approached for our students or Alumni students to take part in commissions. We have a good relationship with our Alumni and open projects to our network offering the commissions usually as an open competition.

You will also find here reviews and articles from the Fine Art and Design Alumni 

Tabernacle Commission

The Tabernacle was a joint commission by Hope University student and now furniture designer Paul Crawford, and Crafts Council and Hope University ‘next move’ Artist in residence Rebecca Gouldson.

Each Artist approached their respective design contribution independently.  Working in Metal, Gouldson designed and made the door of the Tabernacle and the sanctuary light incorporating photographic imagery from the chapel and surrounding area.

Using acid etching technique, Gouldson transferred this photographic imagery onto the copper surface.   A fine layer of silver was then applied to parts of the metal and the surface textures accentuated by adding layers of oxidisation and metal patinas.

Crawford sourced the timber Acacia wood for the casing as a specified in the Bible: exodus 25:10, when God asked Moses to make an ark to contain the Covenant, which kept safe the tabernacle.  The concept was for the Ancient timber to contrast with new technology.  The doors contain hidden electronic fob key locks and the sanctuary lights use long lasting bulbs rather than a traditional candle.

Modern manufacturing techniques using computer numerical control router (CNC) enabled Crawford to obtain the curved shape on the tabernacle and shelf, and a sandblasted star was imprinted onto the glass shelf to complete this minimal but visual and conceptually referenced design.

tabernacle 1      Tabernacle 2

 

Medal competition for the Metropolitan Cathedral Girls’ Choir

There currently exists a solid Silver medal for the Head Chorister and a Bronze medal for the Deputy Head Chorister of the Boys’ choir and four further Silver plated Brass medals for the leaders of the teams. The teams are named Downey, Lutyens, Heenan & Gibberd after the Archbishops, the Architects of the 1933 crypt and 1967 cathedral.    

In 2008 a Girls’ Choir was founded, for which there are currently Silver medals for the Head Chorister and Deputy Head Chorister. We were lucky to be contacted by the Cathedral for one of our students to submit designs for the four Girl team leaders.  We had three very strong design submissions.  With much deliberation by the Design team and cathedral staff the chosen design was by Byron Jones.

His designs were very pertinent to the brief and the surrounding building, Byron used new technology to design his pieces, Byron used the computer and generated fabulous drawings and models using a 3D printer. These intern were cast in silver for the final medals.

Medal one Byron Jones Medal

Alumni News

Here you will find reviews and articles from the Fine Art and Design Alumni 

Hope Fine Art Graduate, Heather Garner, becomes the Anne Christopherson Fellow at The British Museum in 2018

After Graduating from Fine Art with a First Class Honours Degree Heather went on to successfully complete her MA in Art History at MMU, after which she worked as an Intern with The Whitworth Art Gallery and then as a Collection Digitisation Assistant on the Outsider Art Collect.  

Heather was recently awarded the Anne Christopherson Fellowship at The British Museum for 2018, where she will be working in The Department of Prints and Drawings, which contains the national collection of Western prints and drawings, and is one of the top three collections of its kind in the world.  The Department holds  approximately 50,000 drawings and over two million prints, dating from the beginning of the fifteenth century up to the present day.

 

Hope alumni join Turner prize-winning project team

December 2016

A year after Liverpool’s Granby Four Streets project won the Turner Prize, two Hope alumni are helping to keep the scheme’s regeneration theme alive.

Fine Art graduate Sumuyya Khader and Design graduate Jade Crompton joined the Granby Workshop, which is housed in one of the empty terraced houses, in 2015.

The workshop produces bespoke bathroom tiles, ceramic handles and terracotta lampshades, which were originally designed for the houses, and sells them to buyers across the globe.

Sumuyya, Operations Manager for Granby Workshop, told the BBC: "With living down the road when I was a kid, it was something I was interested in straight away. I wanted to be involved in something creative and giving back to this area."

The Granby Four Streets project was launched to regenerate four run-down streets in Liverpool, and was a collaboration between design collective Assemble and a group of residents keen to improve the derelict appearance of the neighbourhood.

While studying at Hope, Sumuyya won the METAL Residency Prize, winning a year of studio space based at the arts organisation METAL.

Jade completed her MA by Creative Practice, investigating the application of digital technologies to contemporary slip cast ceramic domestic tableware.

She became a QEST Rumi Foundation Scholar having won a prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to the value of £2,000.

 

Steph Miello:  2016 Fine Art Graduate

'Stephanie Miello was nominated for Class of 2016, The Double Negative’s ones-to-watch exhibition for graduates in the North of England' , Art in Liverpool .com

 

Ant Hamlyn: 2015 Fine Art Graduate

Ant Hamlyn - holder of the first HOPE+FACT Production Residency - has secured a place on the MA Visual Arts : Fine Art Digital at University of the Arts London.  (Chelsea College of Art)

 Even better is that he has also won The Cecile Lewis Sculpture Scholarship:

The Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship of £10,000 is available to 1 Home, EU, or International student accepted on either a 1 or 2 year Master’s Degree course to study Sculpture at University of the Arts London, with the primary focus of their practice being to produce objects existing in three-dimension.

 There would have been tremendous competition to win this scholarship and we are very pleased that it went to Ant.

 

 

 

 

 

Alumni

Meet our Alumni

Amy Hughes - Fine Art, Graduate 2013  www.amyvhughes.com
  • Currently completing her second year on the MFA in Fine Art at The New York Academy of Arts.  
  • For the first year of her studies Amy was awarded  an N.Y. Academy Merit Scholarship and 
  • For the second year of study she was awarded - The Prince of Wales Scholarship.
  • Amy has work in public and private collections 
  • Recently sold work 'Back Study' at auction at Sotheby's New York
  • Work in the collection at Liverpool Women's Hospital

Artist Critique session at NYAcademy of Arts, with Jenny Saville + other artists and critics 

 

Ant Hamlyn - Fine Art, Graduate 2015   www.anthamlyn.co.uk

Liverpool Hope Fine Art graduate Anthony Hamlyn has now completed his Masters Degree at Chelsea College of Art where he was awarded a Distinction. This follows on from his recent exhibition opportunity at The Victoria and Albert Museum. Fine Art staff took the opportunity to attend his private view opening at Chelsea where he described his work as an excessive mechanical blending of performing technology, misdirection, moving image, illusion and visual perception. The work made use of a scattered yet rhythmic collection of object and moving image which were set to perform every fifteen minutes. This was an attempt to subvert our habitual assumptions of contemporary technology and question the authority of information digested daily through our smartphones, tablets and computer screens.

More information is available on Ant's website.

Ant Hamlyn 2017

Sumuyya Khader - Fine Art, Graduated 2013 www.sumuyyakhader.com
  • Winner of the METAL Residency Prize - providing one year of studio space based at the arts organisation - METAL
  • Worked with Tate Liverpool Education Department
  • Worked with ASSEMBLE on Granby Four Streets Project - Turner Prize winning project

Sumuyya Khader

 

 Vivian Garland - BA Design, Graduated 2012  www.viviengarland.com

  • Gallery and workshop owner in Liverpool
  • Commission from Hillsborough LFC Memorial Trust to commemorate 25th Anniversary - 96 Ceramic liver birds
  • Specialises in memorials, body casting for Alder Hey Childrens Hospital. Liverpool Royal, Claire House, Zoey's Place and Manchester Royal Infirmary
  • Works in Public and Private collections, permanently on exhibition at The Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
  • Sponsor of BA Design Degree Exhibition, Liverpool Hope University 2016
  • Employability and internships with Liverpool Hope University 2016/2017

Viv Garland

 

Rebecca Hill - BA Design, Graduated 2009  www.rebecca-a-hill.co.uk

  • Designer Silversmith
  • Collection in Faberge, Bond street
  • Awards include: Pearsons Candelabra Award 2012, Excellence at British Craft Trade Fair 2015, Best new design British Silver Week 2011 & 2015, Silver Society Design Award 2015
  • Lecturing part time in range of FE & University courses.
  • Galleries include: Primervera in Cambridge, Woodstock Gallery in Oxford,  Haddenham Gallery and Callaohans Gallery

Rebecca Hill

 

 Jade Crompton -MA by Creative practice, Graduated 2015 www.jadecromptonceramics.co.uk

  • For her MA by Creative Practice, Jade investigated the application of digital technologies to contemporary slip cast ceramic domestic tableware.
  • Jade became a QEST Rumi Foundation Scholar having won a prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust scholarship to the value of £2,000.
  • Jade has subsequently been appointed to CAD (Computer Aided Design) Design posts at both Leeds and Liverpool university and is planning to undertake a PhD in Digital Sculpture

 Jade Crompton

 

 Jason Dy -MA by Creative practice, Graduated 2014    

  • As part of his MA by Creative Practice exploring contemporary art and diasporic community religious expression, Jason created a number of site specific installations including one in the Baltic quarter in Liverpool exploring  the spiritual dimension of dwellings in the aftermath of the storms in the Philippines
  • Following the MA by Creative Practice, Jason went on to complete the MA in Art History and Curating at Hope
  • Recently Jason has taken up an academic post at Ateneo de Manila University teaching Visual Arts and Spirituality in Modern and Contemporary Art in the brand new ARETÉ, art and design complex

Jason Dy

 ‌

 Sophie Mahar-MA by Creative practice, Graduated 2016   

  • Sophie completed the MA by Creative Practice having worked alongside student peers as part of the Voices of Hope, an a cappella group exploring choral technique, repertoire and reception.
  • Choral work with the Voices of Hope has taken Sophie to the House of Commons and three tours to France
  • Sophie has subsequently taken up a place at Liverpool Hope University to undertake a PhD
  • Sophie was recently made a substantial award from the Italian Ambassador towards her doctoral studies.

   Sophie Mahar

 

Kate Earlam - BA Design, MA by Creative Practice Graduated in 2012

  • Designer Silversmith, London

Alumni & Commissions

As a department we work with large and small companies in Live projects, this is within the undergraduate and postgraduate programme. It’s a great experience for the students in dealing external companies and a great taste of what happens in the real world. 

We also get approached for our students or Alumni students to take part in commissions. We have a good relationship with our Alumni and open projects to our network offering the commissions usually as an open competition.

You will also find here reviews and articles from the Fine Art and Design Alumni 

Tabernacle Commission

The Tabernacle was a joint commission by Hope University student and now furniture designer Paul Crawford, and Crafts Council and Hope University ‘next move’ Artist in residence Rebecca Gouldson.

Each Artist approached their respective design contribution independently.  Working in Metal, Gouldson designed and made the door of the Tabernacle and the sanctuary light incorporating photographic imagery from the chapel and surrounding area.

Using acid etching technique, Gouldson transferred this photographic imagery onto the copper surface.   A fine layer of silver was then applied to parts of the metal and the surface textures accentuated by adding layers of oxidisation and metal patinas.

Crawford sourced the timber Acacia wood for the casing as a specified in the Bible: exodus 25:10, when God asked Moses to make an ark to contain the Covenant, which kept safe the tabernacle.  The concept was for the Ancient timber to contrast with new technology.  The doors contain hidden electronic fob key locks and the sanctuary lights use long lasting bulbs rather than a traditional candle.

Modern manufacturing techniques using computer numerical control router (CNC) enabled Crawford to obtain the curved shape on the tabernacle and shelf, and a sandblasted star was imprinted onto the glass shelf to complete this minimal but visual and conceptually referenced design.

tabernacle 1      Tabernacle 2

 

Medal competition for the Metropolitan Cathedral Girls’ Choir

There currently exists a solid Silver medal for the Head Chorister and a Bronze medal for the Deputy Head Chorister of the Boys’ choir and four further Silver plated Brass medals for the leaders of the teams. The teams are named Downey, Lutyens, Heenan & Gibberd after the Archbishops, the Architects of the 1933 crypt and 1967 cathedral.    

In 2008 a Girls’ Choir was founded, for which there are currently Silver medals for the Head Chorister and Deputy Head Chorister. We were lucky to be contacted by the Cathedral for one of our students to submit designs for the four Girl team leaders.  We had three very strong design submissions.  With much deliberation by the Design team and cathedral staff the chosen design was by Byron Jones.

His designs were very pertinent to the brief and the surrounding building, Byron used new technology to design his pieces, Byron used the computer and generated fabulous drawings and models using a 3D printer. These intern were cast in silver for the final medals.

Medal one Byron Jones Medal

Alumni News

Here you will find reviews and articles from the Fine Art and Design Alumni 

Hope Fine Art Graduate, Heather Garner, becomes the Anne Christopherson Fellow at The British Museum in 2018

After Graduating from Fine Art with a First Class Honours Degree Heather went on to successfully complete her MA in Art History at MMU, after which she worked as an Intern with The Whitworth Art Gallery and then as a Collection Digitisation Assistant on the Outsider Art Collect.  

Heather was recently awarded the Anne Christopherson Fellowship at The British Museum for 2018, where she will be working in The Department of Prints and Drawings, which contains the national collection of Western prints and drawings, and is one of the top three collections of its kind in the world.  The Department holds  approximately 50,000 drawings and over two million prints, dating from the beginning of the fifteenth century up to the present day.

 

Hope alumni join Turner prize-winning project team

December 2016

A year after Liverpool’s Granby Four Streets project won the Turner Prize, two Hope alumni are helping to keep the scheme’s regeneration theme alive.

Fine Art graduate Sumuyya Khader and Design graduate Jade Crompton joined the Granby Workshop, which is housed in one of the empty terraced houses, in 2015.

The workshop produces bespoke bathroom tiles, ceramic handles and terracotta lampshades, which were originally designed for the houses, and sells them to buyers across the globe.

Sumuyya, Operations Manager for Granby Workshop, told the BBC: "With living down the road when I was a kid, it was something I was interested in straight away. I wanted to be involved in something creative and giving back to this area."

The Granby Four Streets project was launched to regenerate four run-down streets in Liverpool, and was a collaboration between design collective Assemble and a group of residents keen to improve the derelict appearance of the neighbourhood.

While studying at Hope, Sumuyya won the METAL Residency Prize, winning a year of studio space based at the arts organisation METAL.

Jade completed her MA by Creative Practice, investigating the application of digital technologies to contemporary slip cast ceramic domestic tableware.

She became a QEST Rumi Foundation Scholar having won a prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship to the value of £2,000.

 

Steph Miello:  2016 Fine Art Graduate

'Stephanie Miello was nominated for Class of 2016, The Double Negative’s ones-to-watch exhibition for graduates in the North of England' , Art in Liverpool .com

 

Ant Hamlyn: 2015 Fine Art Graduate

Ant Hamlyn - holder of the first HOPE+FACT Production Residency - has secured a place on the MA Visual Arts : Fine Art Digital at University of the Arts London.  (Chelsea College of Art)

 Even better is that he has also won The Cecile Lewis Sculpture Scholarship:

The Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship of £10,000 is available to 1 Home, EU, or International student accepted on either a 1 or 2 year Master’s Degree course to study Sculpture at University of the Arts London, with the primary focus of their practice being to produce objects existing in three-dimension.

 There would have been tremendous competition to win this scholarship and we are very pleased that it went to Ant.