The #gradcapchallenge was a competition imagined by Daisy Jones of DEEP FAT FRIED that coincided with the lead up to the New Realities Online Exhibition. The initial idea was to lift the spirits of 2020 graduates through the art of DIY Craft.
Noticing that fellow peers and graduates were really struggling with the aftermath and anti-climax of graduating in a pandemic, we wanted to address this and uplift ourselves / others in a playful way.
Caps were made using cardboard, scrap fabric, spices, paint, scrap packaging, a deliveroo bag and even a bunch of bananas!
The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive, and succeeding in motivating fellow creatives and looking at our situation in a lighthearted way.
We look forward to running similar projects in the future!