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Demo on Laser Cutter

March 29, 2014 by Betty Ching   Comments (0)

Just done a demo with the Fashion students at Chesterfield College...=)


Learning something new

March 28, 2014 by Sarah Fiander   Comments (0)

I had a great day today, Candice at Derby University gave me an induction to their photographic studio.  She not only taught me how to operate the lights (once she'd covered all the obligatory H&S stuff) but she also told me more about how my camera works in 5 minutes than I've managed to glean from several hours of reading the manual!

We set Pale Vessel up on a product table with a couple of lights, and then I played about with the various settings - I'll load one of the pictures up to the sculptures album on here so you can see the difference from the photos I took inside in just daylight.

I've got some studio time booked on Monday, I may even get some decent pictures of some of the prints I've been making.

I spent an enjoyable afternoon chatting to Jayne (who's chairperson of the Wirksworth Festival this year!) and reading the latest issue of Sculpture.

Studio work

March 28, 2014 by Kathryn Poole   Comments (0)


Some more images from what I'm working on. 

My studio space, with cat mug:

A print I took from the bird stone the I processed:

The new stone I am working on:

Pic of the Week: Chloe Hamill, AA2A Graduate Link (plus 'Tip of the Week' and other news..)

March 27, 2014 by AA2A Info   Comments (0)

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Pic of the Week: from Chloe Hamill our AA2A Graduate Link and previous AA2A Student Rep at Manchester Met University.

You can see more of Chloe's work and find out more about what she's been up to since graduating last year at http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/chloerep

Tip of the Week: ‘If you feel certain about the direction you want your art career to take, stay focused and start on it now.’ Shannon Donovan, Hereford College of Arts (2012-2013) http://aa2a.biz/pg/profile/shannon

Other news: We're accepting applications from new institutions wanting to host an AA2A scheme and will confirm our new College list in May. If you've any suggestions or contacts at institutions who might be interested in hosting the AA2A scheme then please drop us a line.


March 26, 2014 by Ben Harding   Comments (0)

Monday, 24.03.14





March 25, 2014 by Lee McDonald   Comments (0)

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Artspace 101

AA2A PILOT is a group show consisting of works by:

Tabatha AndrewsSally HallKayleigh HillGabrielle HoadLee Mc Donald

AA2A is a part of Artists Access to Art Colleges which is a national scheme to support professional creative practice.

Private View Friday 28th March, from 5pm.



PILOT AA2A Exhibition

March 24, 2014 by Kayleigh Hill   Comments (0)

Let the experiment begin!

PILOT will showcase Plymouth University's AA2A resident artists from 24th -28th March. Come visit Roland Levinsky Building, Project Space 101 between 11am and 5pm, with a private view on Friday 28th, where you shall see works by myself, Lee McDonald, Tabatha Andrews, Sally Hall and Gabrielle Hoad.

In the run up to the AA2A show, I have become inspired by the props and playful presentations of Franz Erhard Walther. I wanted to use this opportunity to experiment with how to present my balaclavas and see what happens when I leave my audience to activate my work.
Bruce Nauman's use of instructions for Body Pressure has also influenced the way in which I have conducted my experiment.
On the right hand side of the suspended balaclava is a set of things to consider; 'Silence. Do not verbally communicate/Focus on where various parts of your body touch this person.' On the left hand side of the balaclava lies another set of things to consider; 'Speak. Discuss your feelings no matter how awkward this may be/Avoid all bodily contact with this person.'
Depending on where you are standing, this could get interesting...
And don't forget to take home your very-own-handmade-disposable-paper-balaclava to continue the experiment at home! You can even send me the photos at kayleighhillartist@gmail.com
Come and be part of the experiment.


Stone processing.

March 24, 2014 by Kathryn Poole   Comments (0)

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I have processed the stone by byself and nothing went wrong so I would say I'm on track for the degree show now.