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Bowie, Nike, Harry Potter and Chanel – Ulster Festival of Art & Design to Showcase Creative Genius


Details of the 2014 Ulster Festival of Art & Design programme have been announced.

The University of Ulster today launched an impressive line up for the 2014 Ulster Festival of Art & Design, which includes some of the most creative and inspiring minds from the film, fashion, music and business worlds.

Running from 10-14 March, the festival will see nearly forty separate events bring the very best of international creativity and innovation to local audiences.

David Bowie’s album designer, Johnathan Barnbrook; Jane McCann, technical designer for Nike; Sandra Scott, Harry Potter’s special effects producer; Chanel’s fashion forecaster, Beryl Gibson; Paul Smith’s shop designers, 6a, and acclaimed photographer Martin Parr, are among the line up that will showcase the impact of art and design with the university.

The University of Ulster’s very own Professor Greg Maguire who worked on Oscar winning films, Avatar and Harry Potter will also host an animation workshop for young people. Kano, the DIY computer kit company, will demonstrate how design turned their concept into an international business success.

Launching the programme, festival Director Tim Kerr said: “Art and design plays a much bigger part in our daily lives than we actually realise. From the films we watch and the buildings we work in, to the very clothes we wear, art, design and creativity enhance our surroundings each and every day.

“Ulster’s 2014 festival line up provides the public, and our students, with access to some of the most influential and creative minds in the world. I am sure that the diverse range of events on offer will showcase the creative flair that enriches our lives and will inspire future generations.”

The festival has a packed schedule of activities including the Belfast International Festival of Performance Art as well as a landmark exhibition of work by University of Ulster and Yale University photography graduates.

To view the full programme and book tickets for the Ulster Festival of Art & Design go to:

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