Please upgrade your browser

For the best experience, you should upgrade your browser. Visit our accessibility page to view a list of supported browsers along with links to download the latest version.

Student Showcase Archive

Eleni Bantra

MA work

MA work


Correlating alchemy with art, a new material comes to life through scientific approaches. The body is challenged to become one with the materials while being entrapped in between, intentdng to bring a significant, but pleasant, change of feelings. This transformation alludes to both the expected and unexpected interpersonal emotions.

In the end, do you find a way to attract or do you keep repelling?



  • MA Degree


    School of Arts & Humanities


    MA Jewellery & Metal, 2018

  • Eleni's ideas explore the coexistence between fragile and strong materials with a sparkle of science in the background. Originally trained as a Printed Textiles designer and after as an experimental Jewellery designer, her creations reveal a unique alchemy that is brought to life through her desire to create a magical pathway. Thinking of her work as a performance, the body always challenges the raison d’ être of each invention by creating an unexpected reaction between the two.

  • Degrees

  • BA Textiles with Business Studies, University of Brighton, 2016; UAL Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, UCA, 2012
  • Experience

  • Costume Designer, Cinergy Film, London, 2017–2018; Embroidery Intern, Julien McDonald, 2017; Costume Designer, MET Film School, 2016–2017; Screen Printing Intern, Clarissa Hulse, 2015; Costume Designer, UCL, 2014–2015; Technical Department Intern, Mary Katrantzou, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Schmuck Jewellery Week, Munich, 2018; Beyond the Blue Woad: From Field to Fashion, St. Bartholomews Church, Brighton, 2014
  • Awards

  • Theo Fennell Stones, 2018