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Anoushka Cole is an artist and maker. Her processed based practice uses raw materials and her research has key themes of sustainability and resource use. 

 

Anoushka's previous experience and education in Textiles and Material Futures informs her material investigations to create work that explores both the urban and rural landscape. Working from her London based studio this often means harnessing accessible organic waste streams to create her own materials and develop plant based dyes and earth pigments for both relief and screen printing applications. 

 

Her linear prints explore similar themes of translating her landscape and environment into repetitive patterns, exploring our heritage material cultures and traditional craft practices. Her hands on research aims to build more resilient making knowledge, regaining a bond to the earth. This process driven exploration is site specific and reflects the physical environment that each project is situated in, often working with abundant organic waste or traveling to a specific location to work with local natural resources.

Alongside her studio practice Anoushka works at Chelsea College of Art, UAL where she has recently built a Biomaterial Lab for the Textiles Programme. She previoulsy spent 2 years developing a Material Lab and Library at the maker space, Green Lab. This facility offered a community work space for both students and practitioners exploring material research focussed projects. She teaches workshops focused on biomaterials, material making and plant dyes, sharing knowledge, accessible methods of researching and open source learning.

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EDUCATION

2015/17 Central Saint Martins. UAL. MA Material Futures
2009 /12 Nottingham Trent University. BA Textile Design,
2008/09 University for the Creative Arts, Epsom. Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

RESEARCH / MAKING  

2023 Circular Catalysts Residency. Circular Cultures, British Council Romania
2021 Material Lead. Project Plant, Green Lab x Samsung
2019/20 Lead Maker & Material Researcher. Green Lab x Seedlip x Lyaness
2019/20 Material Lab Curator. Green Lab
2018/19 OD&M Researcher. Green Lab

TEACHING

 

2023 Biomaterials. BA Textile Design, Nottingham Trent University

2022 Biomaterials. BA Textile Design, Nottingham Trent University
2022 Stop the Shame Consultancy Challenge. UCL
2022 Biomaterials & Sound. MA UX Design, London College of Communication, UAL
2021 Biomaterials. BA Textile Design, Nottingham Trent University
2021 Biomaterials. MA UX Design, London College of Communication, UAL
2020 Professional Practice Lecture. BA Textile Design, Nottingham Trent University
2020 Algae Research Brief. MA UX Design, London College of Communication, UAL
2019 Biomaterial Futures. MA Material Futures, Central Saint Martins, UAL
2019 Professional Practice Lecture. MA Biodesign, Central Saint Martins, UAL
2018 Future Algae Brief. MA Industrial Design, Central Saint Martins, UAL
2018 Grow Space. Digital Maker Collective, Chelsea College of Art, UAL

EXHIBITIONS  / COLLECTIVES / TALKS / AWARDS

 

2023 Circular Catalysts. Romanian Cultural Institute, London

2023 Circular Catalysts. Romania Design Week, Bucharest & HEI Timisoara

2023 Dulwich Open. East Place Studios, London
2022 Mini Print Exhibition. Southbank Printmakers, London
2022 Group Show. Paxton Centre, London
2022 The Art of Vinyl. Brixton Art Club, London
2021 Lambeth Open. London
2020 Illustration & Print Exhibition. Deptford Does Art, London
2020 Speaker. Sustainable Materials, Indonesia Craft Week, British Council
2020 Virtual Collective. Crafting Futures Romania Design Week, British Council
2019 Common Sense Studio x Surfers Against Sewage Exhibition. Ocean Studios, Devon
2018 Growing Space. Arts Work of the Future, DMC, TATE Exchange, London
2017 MoOD Innovation Platform. Colour Hive & Material Lab, Brussels
2017 Show Two. Material Futures, Central Saint Martins, London
2017 Milan Design Week. Ventura Lambrate, Salon Del Mobile, Milan
2016 Evolving Beauty Exhibition. Yi Haus, Shanghai Village, Shanghai
2015/17 WESLDET Scholarship. MA Material Futures CSM, UAL. London

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Photo credit: Ioana Cirlig, Circular Catalysts, Circular Cultures

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