About the format:
Students will have 20 minutes to present
Primary Opponent – 20 minutes
Second Opponent / Examinator / 10 Min
Open discussion – 10 min
Metal Art – Pierce Healy
Pierce Healy describes his practice as making different jewellery for different beasts where he can be found solving his world’s problems creating subversive objects and jewellery, often layered with intricate engravings. Within his practice there is no “master plan”, each piece is an experiment driven by curiosity; a study that informs the next piece in perpetuity. He is interested in the idea that jewellery is our second skin, everyday armour that when worn becomes something bigger, something other worldly as it takes on the scratches, dings and stories of the wearer’s adventures. In short, Pierce Healy conjures visual incongruities, manifested as objects and jewellery, in an attempt to make sense of the nonsense of the everyday and to question common values and what is valuable!
Textile – Body – Space – Emelie Röndahl
Emelie Röndahl is a weaving artist who recently defended her doctoral thesis, Crying Rya: a practitioner’s narrative through handweaving, at HDK-Valand. Röndahl has exhibited several times in both Sweden and internationally, including forthcoming exhibitions at Trollhättans Konsthall and Kungsbacka Konsthall April – May 2023. Her work has been included in the Istanbul Design Biennale 2018, Young Swedish Form 2019, Lodz Tapestry Triennal 2019-2020 and Rian Design Museum 2020. She has also participated in many artist residencies, including Iaspis in Stockholm 2013-2014 and Textile Arts Center in New York 2014-2015, and Iaspis’ guest studio Nova Iskra in Belgrade 2018.
Crying Rya: a practitioner’s narrative through handweaving download here
https://www.instagram.com/emeliepamelarondahl/ (private, but she takes request from students)
Wood Oriented Furniture Design – Anna Holmquist
Anna is a member of the industrial design duo FOLKFORM who like to challenge our pre-conceptions of what we consider valuable. “We’re interested in the hierarchies that we bestow on materials,” says Anna Holmquist, who co-founded the studio with Chandra Ahlsell in 2005 after meeting at Konstfack College of Art, Craft and Design in Stockholm.
Read more about Anna and Folkform: https://www.folkform.se, their recent collaboration with Svenskt Tenn, where they have a major exhibition now: https://www.svenskttenn.com/se/en/inspiration/decorate-with-svenskt-tenn/pleated-for-frank/ and their The Scandinavian Design Award for 2023 recipients: https://www.scandinaviandesign.com/the-winners-of-scandinavian-design-awards-2023/