Growth & Decay: The Exhibition

Growth & Decay: The Exhibition UCLU Art Society is proud to present its first Annual Art Exhibition ! Growth & Decay is an exhibition competition open to all UCL students, with a 1st prize of £200.

To art lovers of all kinds, we look forward to seeing you there.

Growth & Decay is an exhibition competition open to all UCL students, calling for participation from all the art societies of UCLU! A night set to the sweet sounds of jazz, this event will demonstrate the vast spectrum of UCLU's many talents. The exhibition will display a wide array of visual arts relating to the theme Growth & Decay. The winners of the competition will win £200 for the first prize, £100 for the second prize, and £50 for the next 4 runner ups! The exhibition will run from the 7th to the 12th of March in Mully's Basement Bar. The main event on the 12th March will bring together UCL artists and performers alike to enjoy an evening of art and music, and to announce the winners of the competition. The audience will be able to chose its favorite performance, the winner of which will be provided with £50 prize! The Competition

(*) Once we have confirmed that you have provided all the necessary information along with your work, your participation will be automatically entered for the competition. (*) The judges will decide the winners on the evening of the 12th. Our 4 distinguished judges are:
Doug Richard (Dragon's Den Investor, serial entrepreneur and founder of School for Startups)
Lauren Wilson (MA Sculpture, Slade School of Fine Art)
Clover Stevens (Christie's Auction House)
Timothy Caroll (PhD Anthropology of Art, UCL)

(*) The winners will be announced on the 12th of March, and the appropriate steps will be taken to hand over the prizes. (*) Don't forget to invite your friends to come see your work! The Event - 12th March

(*) You must purchase a ticket from the UCLU Shop online to gain access to the event on the 12th. They cost £5 and include a free drinks reception, what a bargain! You can buy them from the CSC reception or online here:

(*) From 7pm-9pm there will be live jazz music and a drinks reception. (*) At 9pm the winners of the art competition will be announced and the prizes will be awarded. (*) Then until the end of the night there will be 5 bands on stage competing for the audience's vote. The line-up of bands is as follows:
Rubin and the Groovy Tuesdays
More Ice and Honey
Platypus Bear

(*) The night will end around midnight with the voting for and presentation of the £50 performance prize. Soonsor:

Our Sponsor this year is School for Creative Startups: more information about their programmes can be found here: ...Applications for 2013/14 open soon.

Operating as usual



£50 cash prize for audience's favourite!
Performances scheduled from 9:45 onwards.

* Rubin and the Groovy Tuesdays------------------------

Rubin is a 20 year old singer song writer who has burst onto the London Music Scene with all the passion and determination of a man who means business. He blends all the graceful tones and nuances of folk with the hard hitting rhythms and undeniably infectious grooves that can be found in the more funky, jazzy genres of music to create a wonderfully fresh and compelling sound.

* SOLO ---------------------------------------------

SOLO creates a more acoustic variation of dream-pop, based on building and layering guitar loops over warm synths and drum machines. It's music that slows everything down and makes it pastel coloured whilst keeping everything full of energy and entertainment.

* More Ice and Honey ---------------------------------

In the beginning there were only two of them - guitar and vocals, doing some jazz standards and bossa nova. Together with the name of the band came more musicians and original songs. The music that they are playing is a mixture of finger-picking guitar with strong jazz vocals - mixture of styles and attitudes, complemented by various instruments to make a new, interesting sound.

* Anika ---------------------------------------------

Singer songwriter playing originals and covers ranging from fleet foxes or beach house to bon iver with acoustic guitar, loop station and sometimes a mini keyboard.

* Platypus Bear --------------------------------------

An acoustic trio with a sound like a bunch of idiots having fun, Platypus Bear are a bunch of idiots having fun. We're big into nifty vocal harmonies and homemade percussion, resulting in what only be described as semi-acoustic-rock-anti-pop-folk-punk.

Come along and support your favourite band!

Growth & Decay: The Exhibition's cover photo

Growth & Decay: The Exhibition's cover photo

Growth & Decay: The Exhibition's cover photo

Growth & Decay: The Exhibition's cover photo


Tickets will be on sale soon -- there's a maximum capacity so make sure you grab one for your friends and family to support you at the exhibition!
£5 for students, £7 for non-students.


SUBMISSIONS HAVE BEEN HANDED IN! There's some impressive quality work out there, good job and best of luck! We'll be in touch with selected works by the end of this week. Start inviting your friends, tickets on sale soon! Keep you posted x


LAST MINUTE SUBMISSIONS!!! you have 1 hour and 30 minutes to send your artworks to [email protected]. Good Luck!!

Growth & Decay: The Exhibition's cover photo

Growth & Decay: The Exhibition's cover photo


For more information about the event, consult the "About" section. Good luck!


We have some more exciting news for you about the competition: there will be cash prizes for the best 6 works, starting at £200 for first place as explained below. This is going to be a great opportunity to exhibit your works along with other UCL students. A selection of entries will be exhibited form the 7-12th March in Mully's and the winners will be announced at an evening of drinks and live music on the 12th March. We have also extended the deadline for submissions until the end of reading week.

Open for: any UCL student
Theme: Growth and Decay - feel free to interpret one or both of these themes as broadly as you wish
Media: painting, drawing , printmaking, photography, sculpture, film/video, mixed media, digital
Works can be made individually or in groups.
Prizes: 1st Prize - £200
2nd Prize - £100
Runners Up - 4 x £50 prizes

Submission: email digital photos of your works to [email protected] along with:
1. Your name
2. Academic year
3. Degree course
4, Title of each piece
5. Medium
6. Dimensions

Maximum of 2 works can be submitted
Location: Richard Mully's Basement Bar, 136 Gower Street
Deadline for entries: Sunday 17th February 2012
Exhibition dates: 7-12th March 2013, Private View: 12th March 7-11.30pm

Growth & Decay: The Exhibition's cover photo

Growth & Decay: The Exhibition's cover photo


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