MiAL’s Pick of the Degree Shows

As promised, here is the second installment of our Pick of the Degree Shows blog posts, to help get you through the week!

Niamh Phillips

BA Ceramic Design, Central Saint Martins

Niamh’s work is all about collections and the ways in which we choose to arrange our surroundings, choosing to focus on the infinite ways in which objects can be consorted, providing there is a common thread.


Delicately applying details from brutalist architecture to incredibly accessible homeware and lighting fixtures, Niamh really drew us in with her collection of small vessels, which she left free to be arranged and rearranged to her visitors hearts content. We want them all!

Giorgia Castiglioni

BA Fine Art: Photography, Camberwell


Cleverly put together we were moved by Georgia’s installations, which explores the junctures of everyday life within our surroundings, by translating  them into visual and acoustic experiences. She is now working on technologies which will filter into society and engage with our minds, watch this space.

Kudzanai- Violet Hwami

BA Fine Art, Wimbledon

Having already been shortlised for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries earlier this year, been awarded the CASS Materials Grant at the same time as becoming a MiAL Artist and been a smash hit at the Affordable Art Fair  its fair to say that 2016 has already been a smash hit for Violet, before she even graduates!

Wimbledon Plugs vs ZESA

Dealing with issues such as gender, sexuality, spirituality, displacement and identity through her figures, Violet also references African culture and traditions in an autobiographical way. Her aim is to use her work to give her audience more exposure and understanding of minorities and subcultures.

Reka Ritt

BA Fine Art, Chelsea


Reka’s work is playful balance between the virtual and the physical, surprisingly intimate in the way that the viewer must interact to reveal the emotional and mental spaces Reka has constructed.