Well, its been a very busy past couple of weeks! Apologies for not blogging more often! Our year have put on a half way exhibition and fundraising auction over the past couple of weeks to publicise our degree show and raise funds for our catalogue. Annette Pugh very kindly donated works to sell at our auction to raise money, which were extremely well received and going for a great sum to add to the total! Thank you very much Annette!
So now another mile stone is over in my final year, its onwards through to the degree show! Very scary but exciting! :-)
Last week I got the chance to have a group critique with Annette and my tutor Brigid, which I found very valuable. I got the chance to show some of my video performance work and look at how to improve it. They commented on the fact that my drawing work is very different to the knitted scupltures I am doing for this project and that perhaps I should be looking into ways to incorporate the two. With this thought in mind, I have gone on to experiment with sewing wool into my drawings, which has been a very successful experiment. The idea still needs work but I am excited at the prospect of creating drawings with a new dimension. So many thanks to Annette and Brigid!
Gosh! Its a race against time at the moment, editing dissertation and knitting a tv cover whenever I have a break! If anyone is interested I have found a very interesting artwork by Annette Messager called ‘Mes pensionnaires’ (My Borders) 1972, which is quite literally stuffed birds with knitted jumpers and cosys on! Being vegetarian myself I was slightly concerned by the whole thing, but have got to admire the powerful work she has created!
Right! So its been back to hard work after Christmas this week! I have been knitting my cheese plant and finally videoed a performance with my knitted suit. Its been labourious, but the work has paid off I think. I will post some photos!
RIght, well I am just getting the hang of my profile so time for my first blog! There was a great talk conducted by Beth Bramich a couple of weeks ago, who explained to us about The Wasteland Sculpture Park that she is part of. This project is all about placing something within, or using a wasteland space in different ways. Beth is currently working in our screen printing studio, making prints of proposal ideas. She is currently asking for proposals for her 'Wasteland Sculpture Park Publication', from students and others so anyone who is interested should get in touch!
She helped organise 'The Games' through The Wasteland Sculpture Park, which was a day of activities taking place simultaneously in Nottingham and Berlin. In Nottingham they were playing a rounders tournament and in Berlin they had an obstacle course! For more information visit:
Overall, a fascinating talk about utilising space and organising public events.