I had a workshop induction today for this residency, this is a real one - not a pretend one. I’m back at Salford and although I graduated about 5 years ago it doesn’t feel like a step back at all. During my first stint there I built up a confidence in my work, I think, due to the luxury of resources free and available for you to use. The better and more extensive the facilities are the broader the possibilities in your ideas are.
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So glad to be back in the textile workshop today! I have begun work on a new balaclava proto-type which I am excited to get people interacting with. I have recently questioned how I invite people to connect with each other and the prop without people feeling too uncomfortable.
I started creating a 'detatchable balaclava' which allows people to fasten themselves or become isolated from each other. Another day in the workshop tomorrow and I think it will be finished...
Drawing freehand with pencil on paper is clearly different to creating digital drawings from data in many ways, but what most interests me is the contrast that Tim Ingold describes in relation to line-making between 'the trace of a gesture' and 'an assembly of point-to-point connectors' (2007: 74-75). I've taken the opportunity to attend the college's life class to re-explore representational drawing with this contrast in mind.
Ingold, T. (2007) Lines: A Brief History London: Routledge
I am a 3rd year Drawing and Image making student interested in natural history, science, bookmaking and print. I specialize in printmaking, drawing and bookmaking.
I have also started a small press wth 2 others friends, called Old Bear Press, we regularly sell and exhibit at Artist's Book fairs.
My personal blog is firstname.lastname@example.org
here is some of the work i created at the salon ec arts, Leicester https:/
I have joined the AA2A scheme to fufil a new project, to make an animated film adapted from an illustrated story by Nathan Baxter (a fellow AA2A artist in Lincoln). As the story goes, a Cosmonaut is plummets to Earth following a failed attempt to make contact with singing stars. His survival is tested by the blistering weather conditions on the barren Earth he has returned to. Does anyone on Earth know what is going on?
Follow all the posts and pictures as the project rolls on here!
GT BOOKED TO RUN art CLUB MAKIN BIG INSTALLATIONs WiTh PROJECTIONS SOUND FILM discussing sensation,memory,dream,place, space whilst at @EC_Arts The salon, Leiceter yesterday- after someone saw my work and realised i ran workshops and courses- MY DREAM JOB!
We're introducing ourselves to the staff and students of Plymouth University with an informal exhibition at Artspacefour, The Old Bakery, Royal William Yard, Plymouth. It's on now until around November 8th and features sample work by AA2A artists Tabatha Andrews, Sally Hall, Kayleigh Hill, Gabrielle Hoad and Lee McDonald.