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IPEX 2017, 31 Oct - 3 Nov 2017, NEC Birmingham UK

Print in Performance

Print in Performance staged daily at IPEX 2017

In the first collaboration of its kind, IPEX joins forces with the University of the Arts London (UAL), London College of Fashion (LCF). Second year students and graduates from three BA Programmes (Costume for Performance, Hair Make-Up and Prosthetics for Performance and 3D Effects for Performance and Fashion) worked with UK printing companies to design and realise truly original and exciting costume, props and make-up ideas. 

Visitors can experience exhilarating live performances, inspired by the dystopian future of Blade Runner, uniquely choreographed to original music, to discover some of the most exciting and extravagant applications that can be created using print.  As a new addition to the show, this will be something you will not want to miss!

In addition to opening and closing daily performances, dedicated sessions will take place at 1.30pm to deliver the story of the project, presented by the students themselves.

LCF students IPEX

The exciting potential for this project, to bring print to an entirely new audience, makes it valuable to all involved as well as to the wider print industry.

Curator James Matthews-Paul says, "I really believe this year we can make print more visible and significant to the world outside our industry. We all believe in the amazing creations we're able to achieve with print - now, I'm going to do everything I can to make sure we get that message to a new audience at IPEX 2017."

IPEX would like to thank the University of the Arts London (UAL), London College of Fashion (LCF), the students and graduates involved, and the UK printing companies for dedicating their time and resources to this unique and exciting initiative that presents the future of print by the next generation of designers and printers. 

Our Sponsors

Printers of all persuasions were invited to volunteer a small amount of time and material to mentor one of the students through the production of their masterpiece. We are delighted to work with the following suppliers, who came on board to support this initiative by donating materials such as paper, board, textile media, acrylic or vinyl.

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