Monday, 28 November 2016

Sketchbooks exhibition in the library

The exhibition currently showing on the Ground Floor of The Sheppard Library is a celebration of the sketchbook and shows the work of students from the Illustration programme and staff members across art and design disciplines based in the Grove.

You can see the variety of media (pencil, crayon, ink, biro paper, card, fabric) and many techniques which capture a moment, a movement, an idea, an experiment or a train of thought. Caught between pages were scribbled shopping lists, song lyrics, tickets, and dried leaves, so the sketchbook becomes an animated journal or a visual diary.

The exhibition continues downstairs in the Basement by showing some of the library’s material about creating and using sketchbooks, including titles by current members of staff or including work by them.

The exhibition runs until Christmas. 

Roger Antonsen: Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world

Unlock the mysteries and inner workings of the world through one of the most imaginative art forms ever — mathematics — with Roger Antonsen, as he explains how a slight change in perspective can reveal patterns, numbers and formulas as the gateways to empathy and understanding.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Friday, 18 November 2016

Don't forget copyright

Copyright is often considered very late or not at all when producing academic work. Depending on the nature of the work and your future intentions, it should really be considered at an early stage to avoid obstacles and disappointment at a later date.

For example if you have used an image in your academic work, this is probably OK under UK Copyright law if full credit is given to the person who created the image i.e. the image has been used for educational purposes. However if you decide to further use the image by publishing, exhibiting or showcasing the work that contains the image (i.e. not for educational purposes), this will probably be illegal.

This is just one example. Copyright law is very complex and applies to lots of things, not just images. To make sure that what you are doing is legal, get advice from our Copyright Officer Kate Vasili

If you think that you and your fellow students would benefit from more information about copyright , then ask your lecturer to contact Kate Vasili who will be happy to tell you about it and answer your questions.

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Materials Room opening hours

The Materials Room will be open at the following times next week (wb. 21st Nov):
Monday-Friday 11am-4pm.

Find out more about the Special Collections housed in the Materials Room:

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Sample of the month

Jesmonite is a composite material made of a gypsum-based material and acrylic resin. It is very versatile and is used in fine arts, crafts, and construction. It is often used for creating sculptures and other three-dimensional works. It is a lightweight alternative to cast concrete and can be used for casting fine decorative moulds and laminating.

Jesmonite and other materials can be found in the Samples Library housed in our Materials Room in the Basement of the Library.

Find ourt more about our Special Collections:

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Worried about grammar and academic writing?

Then come to our 'Grammar & Vocab' open seminar. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3-5pm in Barn1.

No need to book, just turn up.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Get help when you need it

Our Progression and Support Team would like to remind you to check out and make use of the Support Services page on UniHub if any personal or academic circumstances are impacting on your ability to study effectively: