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Well-Come refuge sketchbooks on show in Area 1B

We are delighted to present the work of BA Illustration students – a collection of concertina artists’ books from the Well-Come Project, now on display in Area 1B. Read more about these artists’ books and the fascinating project they came from

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Introduction to the Library’s Special Collections

Rare architectural works, illuminations by William Blake – book now for an introduction to our Special Collections, 2-4 pm on Tuesday 13 December, and find out how they can take your studies and research to the next level.  Click to

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Artist of the week: Pablo Picasso

“Art is a lie that makes us realise the truth.” So spake Pablo Picasso, whose highly original work has left an indelible mark on the world of art.  Famous in his own lifetime, his first famous painting was painted when he was

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Creative Arts Book of the Week: Special Guest Reviewer: Cat Askew

French Art Deco, Jared Goss, London: Thames and Hudson, 2014. I was invited by Greta to select a book of my choice (from Creative & Cultural Industries) and as I’m about to pick a topic for my Dissertation I thought

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#ColorMyArtstor postcards

ArtStor has launched a set of five downloadable #ColorMyArtStor images for you to download, print and colour.  Colouring is a popular stress relieving pastime, while concentrating for five minutes in every 30 on something very different from your work is an established

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Creative Arts Book of the Week, 25/04/16

Another interesting week, helping students with some last minute referencing enquiries prior to dissertation hand-ins. I really enjoy seeing what they’ve spent the last 6 months or so working on. This week, I’ve learnt something about Snapchat and am really

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Creating colouring: stress relief for you and a learning curve for me

Feeling stressed? Need to find a way to clear your mind and re-focus your thoughts? Well fear not, we have just the thing! Studies have shown that colouring is a therapeutic pastime with relaxing benefits similar to those achieved through

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King of Portsmouth: an engaging exhibition

You may remember back in January I blogged about the devastating effect of the Blitz on Portsmouth which took place 75 years ago. Some of the most evocative artistic images of this period, which retain all their power and emotion today,

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Mail Art in the Library

Next time you visit the library, make sure that you take a look at the fabulous Mail Art exhibition on the first floor, curated by Oliver Tubb, MA(Res) Creative Industries student. Ollie’s project aims to archive and promote an extensive

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JSTOR: a guided journey

Good news for all our budding Arts and Humanities scholars!  JSTOR have just produced a series of subject guides to help you get the most from their resources, including: Books Art & Art History resources Language & Literature resources Political Science resources Education

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