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.
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:/
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:/
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.
AA2A PILOT is a group show consisting of works by:
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.
OPEN 11am to 5pm OR BY APPOINTMENT AFTER 31st OF MARCH.
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.