If you get a chance, look at the album with some mad students just frolicking. Who needs expensive props when you've got a piece of netting and a frame? No wonder I had fun.
Four of us Artists in Residence, myself, Georgia Peskett, Vicki Johnson and Kate Sully, are holding our final exhibtion in The Dome at Chesterfield College from next Monday. If you are in the area, please come. The preview is 5-8pm Monday 16th April.
I have greatly enjoyed not only the opportunity to paint on a far larger scale than I can in my own studio, but also the contact with the students and staff at the College. My advice: If you missed out this year, try again next year.
As I have been working on this residency at Salford University for the past 6 months, I thought it was about time I started communicating what I have been up to.
As I have mentioned on the profile page Objects for a Studio is a project which investigates the psycology of the artist's studio. I spend single days in other artists' studios, creating work using the objects I encounter. I document this experience with a photograph, which is then exhibited.
I have worked in 45 studios to date in the UK (Manchester, London, Sheffield, Leeds, Preston, Yorkshire) and also in China and The Netherlands. Throughout the progress of the project (from Summer 2008 to present day) the work has been exhibited as I've gone along: in my own studio for Art Transpennine '08; Eemzicht Atelier, Amersfoort, NL; Ximalaya Bookstore Gallery, Chongqing, China; and PSL [Project Space Leeds].
During this residency I will be working with artists associated with Salford University and I will be documenting my progress through this blog.
Last week I had the chance to do a workshop with a great group of students and enthusiastic staff. It was F U N for all of us. Each student had to paint their own Olympic design on a fifty pence piece of chipboard, about a foot across. the idea was to make three sets of rings. They flung themselves into it and the results will be on show in Queens Park Chesterfield at the Jubliee. At the end of four hours we had three sets of Olympic rings with unique designs. Check them out on the album!
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Sometimes it seems time is living me, and I am not living it. What with the crazy seasonal change (sunburn last week and snow yesterday in Newcastle) I don’t know if I’m getting younger or older, whether it’s a week past Tuesday or Christmas time. So apologies for a later-than expected blog post, it’s been a frantic mar-pril. And it’s so long, it has SUB-HEADINGS!!
MYSELF AND MATT FOSTER (STUDENT REPS)
But other than confused Mother Nature, everything is fine and dandy (but the daffodils have died) up North. Us (Matt Foster and myself) AA2A reps are running around like manic beavers in prep for our degree show. Matt is distinctly better at me than writing, and so I would advise a swoop over to his own blog (http:/
Much more excitingly than myself or Matt, Northumbria’s AA2A’s this year have been busy busy. So here, I shall try and do them justice and poetically describe their endeavours.
DEBBIE BOWER http:/
Debbie’s .biz page tells of her adventure times to Christiania; a unique self-governed society in Copenhagen. From this journey, a film is soon to be premiered; a collaboration between herself and fellow explorers (See http:/
YVETTE HAWKINS http:/
After visiting ‘Places Our Path’s Might Cross’ and ‘Forty-three Houses and a Ford Escort’ (See http:/
IRIS PRIEST http:/
And last, but most certainly not least, Iris. I’m going to assume Iris refers to a group of octuplets. So here is what they have all been doing. Iris 1 has busied herself with A Newbridge Enquiry. This has involved disco-dancing like a pro, and also writing about it for CANNED, the fantabulous magazine (http:/
PHEW. I’m exhausted from thinking about what everyone is doing. Time for a cat-nap.
Just a wee update, I've been interviewed by Andrew Bryant on a-n about my practice, CANNED Magazine and my part in the AA2A project at Northumbria, thought it might be worth a plug...
my residency at ntu has taken me deep into a space that is uncomfortable. the space i talk of is within me, not the institution. my sonics research has got to a point where i hate what i've done, to the point of wanting to give it all up and get a job in morrisons.
so i've bought some time to reflect by building a website and offering to re-decorate a friends bedroom. i feel it's an importnat time for me to be good to myself before returnng to the soncs research to find some sort of resolution of the enquiry. aa2a has given me way to much rope, it almost became fatal. i've realised in time. as i drink tea and dunk digestif biscuit with a near k&d track for company, i saw the need to document where i am now as i want to be able to look back on where i was, even though i still don;t have a feeling for where i'm going. i have no idea if this is a recognised space inthought to be. i am also connected with a feeling of what it is that is holding me back. i see only one way through this and that is to make things about it. that will happen in time. there's a two week period now where i can do things for me and look forward to coming back to my practice.
i heard with interest this morning about the bourgeois exhibition at the freud museum in london. there's also a new work by brisley on show in london at the moment.
i've been considering performace based work of the 1970's of late. i've not yet worked out why this is so.
oh the joy of self discovery and reason.
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