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Nicola Hay
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Aye - Aye.
Aye - Aye I chose to base the project around the Aye Aye because I found it to visually be very interesting, it has so many different adaptions and features which make it look cute at one angle and like a deformed gremlin in others. Here I have captured the...

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Lost and Found with MyDogSighs
Upcycler, recycling artist, street artist and can-man MyDogSighs worked with us today to help clear the streets around Winston Churchill Avenue and encouraged the students to create artwork from discarded items. Intrinsic to the workshop is the idea that th...

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Mechanical Animals
Tasked with creating an illustration of an animal using at least 50% mechanical imagery (cogs, wheels, springs etc.) the students produced some great work this afternoon.

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Shakespeare's Animals - At the Guildhall, Portsmouth 2016


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Illustrated Menagerie 2015


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Tegan Meredith - Research Methodology - The Hedgehog
For my Research Methodology project I wanted to research hedgehogs. I found them quite gentle creatures that feature often in children's stories as well as being one of the most recognisable woodland creatures in our British wildlife.                       ...

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Mantis Shrimp
The Mantis Shrimp This crazy little crustacean can pack a punch equivalent to a 22 caliber gun. It can also see 16 colours, which we can't! Embroidered tote bag Wire model

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So, which animals did Shakespeare write about and why?
This first workshop showed our students' initial thinking about animals Shakespeare used in his plays and sonnets. 

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Shakespeare's Animals Exhibition
We are very excited to have now installed a new group exhibition piece for Shakespeare's Animals, part of the upcoming Much Ado about Portsmouth Festival ( maap.port.ac.uk ) marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. The work is a large scale gro...

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My Dog Sighs
Lost and Found workshop Many thanks to My Dog Sighs, who took a break today to join us in a workshop and tasked the first years with finding a discarded item which they could up cycle into a characterful animal. They returned with a wide array of rubbish wh...
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