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NEW BLADES

NEW BLADES '17

New Blades '17

New Blades '17 was held on Thursday 8th June at the Holborn Studios in Islington, London and marked the 25th year that 4D modelshop have been supporting model making graduates.

The show featured 100 graduates from: the Arts University Bournemouth, University of Hertfordshire, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT), University of Bolton, City of Glasgow College, Coleg y Cymoedd and Nottingham Trent University.

Despite the fact that the show clashed with the General Election, turnout was as good as ever with over 130 companies signing in.

The visiting industry professionals chose Amabel Richardson from the University of Hertfordshire as their 'Best in Show' with Lucy Howe from the Arts University Bournemouth a very close second.

Special mention must go to Katie Belbin (Arts University Bournemouth), Naomi Hargraves (University of Hertfordshire) and Annwen Ellis (Coleg y Cymoedd) who all came close in the 'Best of Show' vote.

A big thank you must go to the companies that contributed to the cost of the show: Foster + Partners (show lighting), Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (bar), Pinewood Studio Group and Mouldlife.

To mark the 25th anniversary, we produced a trophy for each of the awards plus there was a 25th anniversary souvenir badge for visitors to the show.

Debutant exhibitors Nottingham Trent University and Coleg y Cymoedd were welcome additions to the show and we hope to see them back next year.

A gallery of models from the show is available on our Flickr site.

AWARDS WINNERS

Best of Show award

BEST OF SHOW AWARD

Best of Show winner

BEST OF SHOW

Amabel Richardson
(University of Hertfordshire)

SPONSOR

4D modelshop & Fox Silver

Best of Show runner up

BEST OF SHOW RUNNER UP

Lucy Howe
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSOR

4D modelshop & Fox Silver

Industry awards

INDUSTRY AWARDS

Best Architectural Model

BEST ARCHITECTURAL MODEL

Katie Woods
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSOR

Foster + Partners

Best Use of Creative Materials

BEST USE OF CREATIVE MATERIALS

Annwen Ellis
(Coleg y Cymoedd)

SPONSOR

4D modelshop

Best Use of New Technology

BEST USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY

Thomas Olliver
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSOR

Digits2Widgets

Gerry Anderson Film Miniature award

GERRY ANDERSON FILM MINIATURE AWARD

Ben Ressa
(University of Hertfordshire)

SPONSOR

Anderson Entertainment

The Twins FX Wow Factor

THE TWINS FX 'WOW' FACTOR

Naomi Hargraves
(University of Hertfordshire)

SPONSOR

The Twins FX

Best Figurative Concept

BEST FIGURATIVE CONCEPT

Harriet Kelly
(University of Hertfordshire)

SPONSOR

Merlin Magic Making

Pinewood Creative Prize

PINEWOOD CREATIVE PRIZE

Maria Slater
(University of Hertfordshire)

SPONSOR

Pinewood Studio Group

Best Lateral Thinking

BEST LATERAL THINKING

George Finnamore
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSOR

Machineshop

Dyson Precision Award

DYSON PRECISION PRIZE

Lucy Howe
(Arts University Bournemouth)

SPONSOR

Dyson

Asylum Creative Prize

ASYLUM CREATIVE PRIZE

Harriet Kelly
(University of Hertfordshire)

SPONSOR

Asylum Models & Effects

Best Heritage Model

BEST HERITAGE MODEL

Whitney Maher
(University of Hertfordshire)

SPONSOR

Paragon Creative

New Blades sponsors

FURTHER INFORMATION

New Blades '17 show guide (48Mb PDF)

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