Sam Fenner, Year 13 and Jorele Simons, Year 12 have had their work selected out of thousands of students across the UK to represent the Global Academy in UAL’s annual Origins Creatives exhibition.
Origins Creatives aims to celebrate the next generation of creatives by enabling them to share their ideas, their successes, their failures, and to show others how they have developed their creative practice over their time studying on a UAL Awarding Body qualification.
Origins Creatives has historically invited submissions of final major project work, however this year, the challenging circumstances have meant that many students have been unable to complete their final major projects due to closures and limited access to resources. The Origins Creatives is an annual exhibition for the Creative Arts courses curated by UAL.
In past years, the exhibition, which has featured Global Academy student work – has been held at Brick Lane in London and students have been invited to showcase as part of a four-day event – however, the exhibition is running as a digital-only event this year – which can be accessed via this link.
Sam and Jorele’s work has been featured on an online exhibition gallery and live-streamed event on YouTube. The pieces were selected from over 600 submissions by the Origins Creatives exhibition Monica Biagioli, Senior Lecturer in Design Innovation at London College of Communication. Click here to find out more about our partnership with UAL : London College of Communication, one of our founding partners.
Jorele Simons was selected for the exhibition to showcase her advertising work which she submitted for her Year 12 Final Major Project. The production is a unique promotional video for global dancewear brand, BLOCH Europe that is centred around the ambassadors for the brand, Young Artists. The work received positive praise from her client:
I shared your work to some of the company executives in the office this week – they thought it was absolutely incredible, especially coming from a previous Young Artist such as yourself. We loved the new approach and new vision you brough to the Young Artists, and we CAN’T WAIT to promote this on our social media!
Ella Calcasola, Senior Social Media and Events Executive
Sam Fenner made the show with his submission of involvement in a digital social-first documentary production called “Heathrow – The Incredible Shrinking Airport” – originally made for Youths Choice, the Global Academy content brand. The documentary shows the story of Heathrow Airport and the impact of which Covid19 has had on it. The work features a range of contributors including SimplyFlying.com and AirlineGeeks.com and has been seen by thousands across multiple platforms including Youtube, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
You can see the works in full from Sam and Jorele below and find out more about the Origins Creatives programme by clicking here.