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Hala Sabet – MFA alumna

Hala appears on a podcast where she talks about how she changed her life from being the most senior woman in the multinational oil and gas giant, Shell, in Egypt, to becoming a fine artist. Hala draws on her Egyptian roots to express the universe through sculpture and painting. She was selected by the Royal British Society of Sculptors and the International Art Fair in Egypt, where she also has recently had large scale solo exhibitions. We explore curiosity and courage through the idea of biblical coding, Islamic geometry, gravity and profound grief when art was her essential life force. Hala shares the loss of her mother, brother and feeling devastated when her husband needed major heart surgery.

Take a listen to the podcast, Can Art Save Us? by Paula Moore ( here.

Alumni investigate the Bowes Swan

Clocks Alumni Matthew Read , Daniel Corda, Dale Sardeson and Anna Rolls (Metals) came together to study the Silver Swan, the Bowes Museum’s most famous and magnificent exhibit. The week-long in-depth investigation by this group of the country's leading dynamic object curator-conservators considered ‘What is Swan and What is its Future?’.

Watch this video to find out more here.