Visual Commentary Studio

Studio led by Adrian Beasley

About the studio show

The potential breadth of application within editorial illustration is considerable, a level of visual commentary that exploits the full range of image making. Within the studio students experienced a whole collection of illustrative techniques that enabled them to challenge both popular and alternative opinion. The studio provided an intellectual platform to investigate visual language by allowing the students to explore illustrative techniques around mini-projects on satire, altruism, egoism, apathy, anthropomorphism, hyperrealism, pro-social and antisocial behavior. These topics were supported by life-drawing, visual perception, reportage, printmaking, letterpress and digital illustration workshops.

This appreciation of editorial illustration enabled level 2 students to develop a series of thought provoking and provocative images for The New Yorker – an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry; a magazine with substantial illustrative pedigree.

Graduating students having experienced the same level of media interrogation were able to work independently on illustratively driven outcomes around such topics as political satire and cerebral examination of the written word within self-published books.

The New Yorker By Alex Courtney-Brown

Exhibition details

P.V. Thursday 13 June 2013, 6-9pm
Opening Fri 14 - Sun 23 June 2013
Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-4.30pm
Venue Central House (4th Floor)
Course Graphic Design BA (Hons)
Illustration BA (Hons)


Visual Commentary Studio Darja Goloskokova

By Darja Goloskokova 

Visual Commentary Studio Dominik Sinkevic

By Dominik Sinkevic 

Visual Commentary Studio Indra Gersone

By Indra Gersone 

Visual Commentary Studio Korinna Vero

By Korinna Vero 

Visual Commentary Studio Melanie Jane Kramer

By Melanie Jane Kramer 

Visual Commentary Studio Marina Semenchuk

By Marina Semenchuk 

Haythem Mohamed Ali
Moses Adesanya
Leon Bartholomew
Iain Boswell
Alex Courtenay-Brown
Erika Del Rosario
Ashleigh Field
Indra Gersone
Darya Goloskokova
Nadine Heimhofer
Melanie Kramer
Matthew Miller
Anna Nguyen Minh
Fernanda Previato
Chloe Saunders
Marina Semencuka
Dominik Szynkiewicz
Ahmed Terro
Korinna Veropoulou
Elson Vieira
Shaunagh White

Hira Aslam
Anais Borely
Callum Chambers
Cecile Broedsgaard-Jensen
Djordje Misa Mesarovic
Joe Palmer
Aston Reeves