Renuka graduated in 2016 from the BA(Hons) Textile Design with First Class Honours at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. Trained in a print specialism, her wide range of interests span through sculpture, material science and anthropology. Renuka enjoys taking a cross-disciplinary approach to her work, in order to create a holistic framework to merge aesthetic, narrative and process. Much of her work tries to grapple with culture; exploring our connection to landscape and time, with a nostalgic yet modern touch.
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- Homeware Textile Range - Hotel Lima StudioI developed graphics/print designs for Hotel Lima Studio's new range of homeware textiles. Consisting of tea towels and large blankets, the designs were inspired by calming and playful graphic lines and shapes, to complement the contemporary candle range at Hotel Lima Studio.
- Balans Christmas x Renuka RamanujamAn illustration commissioned by Balans London for their Christmas season. As part of a brief, I created a Balans -inspired spin upon a Winter Wonderland and a classic Christmas comfort meal. “Inspired by Salvador Dali’s Les Diners De Gaia, Cinderella’s ever helpful mice, and of course, the storied history of Balans, comes ‘Crimbo Spice Jam’. It explores the role of community in making one of our favourite holidays as special as it is. Picture a world made of our favourite Christmas comfort
- M'A See-Through Issue 1 - LFW 2020"SEE THROUGH is a community at practice. At M'A we are constantly shaped and lifted by the people who surround us: artists, makers, industry professionals, journalists, models. We think this side is too often overlooked in fashion. We love people. On SEE-THROUGH Issue 1 we put together side by side members of the M'A community that have been inspiring us since the early days. To the question "Who are you and what is important to you right now" our contributors answered with creative pieces a
- JODI - A Seat At The TableI designed a block print for the A Seat At The Table collection in collaboration with JODI, an artisan brand celebrating a contemporary take on the traditional craft of kalamkari, or wood-block printing. They make every garment to order, meaning no deadstock and that each piece is indeed custom. This collection celebrated women trailblazers throughout history, and all the garments are named after incredible women suc as Serena Williams and Miriam Makeba. The print was inspired by fossils and
- OUR PLASTIC OCEANS - Crùbag x Renuka Ramanujam x Taynuilt Primary x Scottish Association for Marine Science“We, the children of primary 6/7 at Taynuilt Primary School in Scotland, wanted to communicate a message about what people are doing to the environment in relation to plastic pollution in our oceans.” Our Plastic Oceans is a collective effort of art, science education, and action that aims to bring awareness to the imminent issue of microplastic pollution. The pupils of primary 6 and 7 of Taynuilt Primary collaborated with Crùbag and scientists at SAMS. The notebook collection developed by Crù
- Terrae VeteresTerrae Veteres (Old Earth) is a materials and process led project, inspired by off-the-grid communities, and a romantic return to the rural landscape. Using the notion of endless serene space, Nordic minimalism and Japanese woodblock prints, a collection of vegetable fibre based sheetings, and biodegradable plastics were developed, for the purposes environmentally friendly outdoor exploration.
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Projects credited in
- What the COP? - a collaboration with Wagon Art & Oban Youth CaféWith the advent of the COP26 conference in Glasgow, buzz was raised in Oban over how the Highlands and Islands were to be affected by policy, being a coastal community on the frontlines of change. At the same time, many felt disconnected, believing the event to lead to outcomes that would not take account of or include them. To engage the Oban community, Naoko of Wagon Art held documentary screenings at the local Oban Phoenix Cinema in the week leading up to COP 26, with themes of frontline c1
- Climate Justice & Biodiversity - B Arts Impact CommissionA design made for B-Arts. The latter is a participatory arts organization that helps produce arts activities and experiences for those that face barriers or would not have the chance to engage with the arts. This illustration was made for a set of impact cards with questions focusing on climate justice and biodiversity. These are to be used as part of evaluation sessions with participants to measure the impact of B-arts on the community. The illustration was also used to front promotion for B2
- JOURNEY - A visual poetic collaboration with Floresta Magjourney / the act of travelling from one place to another; a trip over a long period or great distance Remembering, documenting and mapping a journey. Connecting perspectives and experiences from refugees, diaspora and migrants. A one month collaboration between poets and visual designers, fusing mediums to create emotive visual posters embodying the poetry. I responded to a poem 'Shorn' by RB Simon. Speaking about the trauma that is collected and held by those in the diaspora or asylum, I col3
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- Print Design
- Textile Design
- Abobe Illustrator
BA First Class Honours Textile DesignCentral Saint Martin’s School of Art
- London, United Kingdom
Distinction on the Foundation of Art & Design Diploma First Class Honours on the BA(Hons) Textile Design