2012 London International Creative Competition
Accepting entries now!

By popular demand, the LICC 2012 deadline has been extended!

LICC invites all visual artists to submit their creative work for inclusion in the LONDON CREATIVE AWARDS.  The artwork is juried by a board of internationally esteemed artists, writers, curators, gallery owners and other luminaries of the visual arts. There is no limit to creativity. LICC has no boundaries and encourages you to push the envelope of your creativity. All disciplines are accepted.

EXTENDED Deadline: November 8, 2012
Entry Fee: Professional: £20, Student: £15
Prize: £2,000 cash prize, selected work published in LICC’s annual Book of Creative Designs,
a feature in the LICC newsletter,
and the much sought after LICC Trophy at the London
Creative Awards in September of 2012.

Advertising Design
Architectural Design
Environmental Design
Fashion Design
Graphic Design
Installation Art
Interior Design

Performance Art
Textile Design
Video and Film
Web Design
Other Creative Designs

For more information, please visit

Each of the 15 Final Selection winners will receive a segment of the LICC Awards Trophy. When each trophy is fit together, it will form
a completed piece of art work, like a jigsaw puzzle. On the 10th anniversary of LICC, all
the artist along with their trophies, will gather together and present their altered trophy. At that time, these piece will be united, combined, and put on display at an exhibition in London. When these separate trophies are placed together, they will embody masterpiece of collaboration.



Salon de ShadyJane
Call for Female Artists

Salon de ShadyJane is a strategy for the cultural visibility of the female artist, through the creation of an artist’s network and performance platform solely for women. The concept for the salon echoes the literary salons of Paris’ Left Bank in the early part of the 20th Century and first wave feminist practice - when women had no place to show their work, they used their own homes to access each other’s art. We have harnessed this model as a way to create space for the work of female artists today, in an environment supported by other female artists.

If you are a female artist, we want to hear from you.

The next Salon event is the 26th – 28th June at The Shop, Basingstoke and we invite you to join us to share work, an idea, a few thoughts, for discussions or just to observe.
For more info visit our

Salon de ShadyJane is run by Total Theatre award-winning, all-female company ShadyJane and supported by The Point, Eastleigh. We are committed to supporting and working with other female artists from around the country: to make the female artist’s place in the theatrical landscape stronger.

To register interest or to find out more, please email :


Competition time

Fish Hook are an up and coming Reading/Basingstoke based country rock ‘n’ roll band and they are looking for help from artists / graphic designers to get some artwork to use on CDs / T-shirts and all types of other merchandise.

They have opened this competition to the general public but would very much like to offer the opportunity to enter directly to students in Basingstoke as a means of not only winning the prizes mentioned below but as a great way of getting examples for their portfolio that they can say have been used in the real world rather than just examples of college work.

You can check the band out one facebook

The Brief:
Fish Hook are looking for new artwork to use for all merchandise coming up.

Fish Hook are looking for artwork for CD’s, T-shirts, Stickers etc etc. Being that we are a country rock ‘n’ roll band we need something to express that. We would like the following aspects to be worked into the artwork:
- Old style microphone
- A fish hook (obviously)
- A nautical theme to fit with our name (similar to the Sailor Jerrys brand)

There is an element of punk in their music so things like skulls are not excluded from the designs as long as they fit with the over all theme.

Here are some links to artwork they like to give you an idea of what we are looking for:

If you are interested contact Sarah Edge or Gary Roberts.


Southampton Solent University Summer School
A FREE 1 night 2 day residential

Taking place on Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th July 2012

This is a 1 night 2 day residential Summer School in which students who have currently applied to Southampton Solent University for entry in October 2012/2013, or students currently studying in Year 12 who are interested in studying at Southampton Solent University in the future are able to participate in a range of both academic and social activities which will help students prepare for HE learning, learn more about the University and make friends to help ease the transition from FE to HE.

Sessions will include:

- Subject specific Tasters
- Academic Study Skills
- Recreational social activities

Students will live in halls of residence throughout the experience and will be provided with three meals a day. Students will be continuously supervised by Southampton Solent University staff whilst on the Summer School.

There are only 100 spaces available for the Southampton Solent University Summer School so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Students will need to apply for a place by completing the form at

and sending back to:

Jo Parrish / Lizzi Brazier
Southampton Solent University
East Park Terrace
SO14 0YN

or email:

Applications must be received by Friday 27 April 2012


Useful Art, Design & Fashion links

I know you all get excited when I give you new blogs to go and check out.. so if you need to brush up on that research task with some relevant up and coming artists, designers and makers then go check these website for some good’uns!

Bookmark them and visit them weekly! Hell, even daily if you can! They are updated frequently and there’s a lot of work you could use in support of your projects!

We are off to the V&A on wednesday and there has been lots of chat about this exhibition have a look at the link above, cloth made from spiders silk.

We are off to the V&A on wednesday and there has been lots of chat about this exhibition have a look at the link above, cloth made from spiders silk.

(Source: Daily Mail)

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