We welcome all our visitors to the 2005 Interactive Arts Degree Exhibition.

This has again been an exciting year in the history of the programme. Some notable achievements were Chris Boyd, a Stage 2 student, jointly winning the Channel 4 ‘Big Art Challenge’, (prize £7000 as part of the joint first prize), several students including Stage 3 student Dave Watson had their work included in the Cornerhouse: Exposures competition screenings and the Kino Film Festival. Jen exhibited photographs in Eggspace as part of the Liverpool Biennial, she also included work in an exhibition Ollie organised, curated and exhibited in at Tmesis: ‘400 words for snow’. Marisa has been instrumental in organising ‘Mondo’s Marveloso’ – a successful bi-monthly film, performance and music event.

Some 30 students including Stage 3 students Charlotte, Andy, Laura and Roisin, who played major parts in the ‘Alternative Fashion Show’, completed a very successful project with Milligans, the owners of the Triangle Shopping Centre. It was project managed by Ryan Gander, an ex Interactive Arts student, recently short-listed for the prestigious, £20,000, Becks Futures prize. The work students produced in conjunction with Triangle shops and Milligans management, gained an international shopping centre award. A further collaboration with the Triangle is currently taking place linked to the opening of their innovatively designed café, ‘The Sky Bar’. Adele Prince is managing this new project.

Students have had their work exhibited locally, nationally and internationally, Poppy, a second stage student, jointly curated an exchange exhibition between students of Interactive Arts and the students from Sydney College of Art, Australia.

We hope you all enjoy this year’s graduate exhibition.

The staff wish all graduating students every success and creative fulfilment in their careers.

Tony Eve - Course Leader