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20 August 2010 | PR 12/156

Artist to shed light on his Hollywood successes at Loughborough University

Internationally acclaimed artist Iain McCaig – one of the motion picture industry’s leading conceptual designers – will be visiting Loughborough University in September.

McCaig will be a keynote speaker at the School of the Arts and Loughborough Design School 2012 Drawing Research Network Conference.

Taking place from 10-11 September, the theme for this year’s conference is ‘Drawing Knowledge’.

McCaig’s exceptional command of human anatomy, character, emotional expression and visual narrative make him one of the most sought after artists working in the entertainment industry today. He has worked on a series of Hollywood blockbusters, including Star Wars episodes one to three, Steven Spielberg’s Hook and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

At the conference he will talk about his many experiences working in the film industry, alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest names.

Andrew Selby, head of the School of the Arts said: “We are delighted to host Iain McCaig as part of the Drawing Research Network conference.  Iain's contribution to the film industry has been universally acclaimed and he will be providing a unique insight into his experiences of working on major motion pictures.”

Anyone interested in attending the conference should visit: www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/sota/tracey/DRN_conference_homepage.html

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Loughborough University
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Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for theBest Student Experience in England every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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