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Detour Ahead 04

UEL students

4th Edition of the ADI Detour Ahead Event

Full programme released

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Our Detour Ahead series is just around the corner and we have a great schedule of speakers booked to talk to all our ADI students.

Detour Ahead is one of the School of Arts and Digital Industries’ showcase events, offering third-year Art and Design and Fashion and Textiles students a week-long schedule of prominent industry speakers. It was created with an eye toward giving students an idea of what to expect when they enter the professional world.

A wide range of specialist speakers within the creative sector will deliver talks giving insight into areas such as graphic design, illustration, animation, fine art, photography and fashion.

We will also be hosting a headline speaker at the end of the week and we will open the event to all staff and students within the University.

When: 9 - 13 January

Where: Docklands Campus across the AVA and West Building

Register your interest here: bit.ly/DetourAhead04

Here's a sneak peek at some of our speakers -

Caryn Franklin

12th - 4:30pm - 6:00pm - WBG.02





Caryn Franklin is a British Fashion Commentator and Professor of Diversity in Fashion. She was former Fashion Editor and Co-Editor of i-D Magazine in the '80s and has been a fashion commentator for nearly 35 years.

Caryn has always been interested in the politics of image and self-esteem as well as straight fashion. Her projects have involved refugees in battle zones, workers in free-trade-zone slums, mental health experts, MP's and Gov. Ministers and of course the fashion industry’s innovators. She has contributed to many national newspapers and magazines. She has four books to her name, including a novel. A broadcaster, writer, director and producer, she has worked with many major networks to produce TV shows and documentaries. This included BBC's The Clothes Show which ran for 12-years from 1986-98

Gavin Turk

12th - 3:00pm - 4:15pm - WBG.02



Gavin Turk (b. 1967) is a British born, international artist. He has pioneered many forms of contemporary British sculpture now taken for granted, including the painted bronze, the waxwork, the recycled art-historical icon and the use of rubbish in art.

Turk’s installations and sculptures deal with issues of authorship, authenticity and identity. Concerned with the ‘myth’ of the artist and the ‘authorship’ of a work, Turk’s engagement with this modernist, avant-garde debate stretches back to the ready-mades of Marcel Duchamp.

His work has been exhibited in over 50 solo shows internationally as well as many major curated exhibitions from the Tate and the Royal Academy to Museum shows in America, Asia, Australasia and Europe.

Turk was the recipient of the Royal Academy of Art’s Charles Wollaston Award in 2007 and the Jack Goldhill Sculpture Prize in 2001. In 2010 he received an Honorary Doctorate in Arts from the University of East London.

Monday, 9 January 2017 to Friday, 13 January 2017 0:00