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A snapshot of 2012

In this year at Warwick:

  • Warwick formed strategic partnerships with Monash University and Queen Mary University of London.
  • Warwick Sports Field Team received praise from the Sports Turf Research Institute and FIFA for maintaining the quality of the pitches at Warwick which were used by teams ahead of their matches at the City of Coventry Stadium during the Olympics. The team worked from dawn until dusk throughout the Olympics to ensure the pitches were well looked after.

  • The Nursery created its own Forest School (an outdoor classroom).

  • The South Sudan Theatre Company, which was in the UK to take part in the ‘Globe to Globe’ festival at Shakespeare’s Globe in London where they performed a version of Cymbeline, visited Warwick to take part in workshops with staff, students and members of the public.

  • Warwick Volunteers’ Key School Partners programme celebrated a successful first year. Six local schools took part.

  • Warwick launched a joint venture with the Royal Shakespeare Company called Teaching Shakespeare, with input from the Warwick Business School, the Warwick Institute of Education and the Department of English. The online course was designed to help teachers around the world use a rehearsal room approach to making Shakespeare’s work more accessible to students.

  • The Student Careers and Skills Service launched the Placement Learning Unit to help students realize how work experience can make them more employable and also provide bursaries to support them in accessing opportunities, capitalizing on existing relationships with over 1000 regional, national and international employers.

In this work Jaray continues her exploration of the interaction between colour and form, producing a geometric abstract shape which pays homage to Malevich, the pioneer of abstraction and leading figure of the Suprematist group founded in 1915.

Printed and published by Advanced Graphics London as part of the London Suite II portfolio. Edition of 75.

This work is part of a portfolio of 20 prints produced by Advanced Graphics London in 2012, produced to celebrate 30 years since their first print venture in 1982: The London Suite, prints by ten London-based artists. This second suite includes 20 London artists, including six of the original 1982 contributors and eight RAs, who were all asked to produce screenprints with size being the only constraint. Some works have the addition of woodblock and some have as many as 25 separate printings or layers within the image.

And in the world:

  • The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II celebrating the 60th anniversary of her ascension to the throne in 1952 took place, with celebrations throughout 2012 in the United Kingdom and around the world.
  • The Mars Science Laboratory or "Curiosity Rover" successfully landed on Mars.
  • A gunman opened fire at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado, killing twelve and injuring fifty-eight people on July 20th. The suspected shooter James Holmes was captured by police and his trial was scheduled for February of 2014.
  • Whitney Houston, widely recognized as one of the greatest voices in history, died in the bathtub of a hotel at the age of forty-eight after drowning due to a drug overdose.
  • London hosted the 2012 Olympics.

2012

After Malevich Pale Blue | Tess Jaray