Final degree show

Here are some of the images of my completed degree show piece. It consisted of around 59 individual hand made pieces created from MDF, plaster, furniture upholstery, paint, thread, nails and staples. They were stacked on 3, 6 foot long shelves that I had hand made along with the paint on the wall which was…

Creating beauty

The negotiated studio practice module this year was largely self directed, I chose to look at creating beauty from waste material that I had created from my work. For my final piece I cast old bits of coloured plaster within new plaster with the intention to make a beautiful aesthetically pleasing piece of work. I…

Texture

Recently for my negotiated module I’ve been reusing old stuff that’s been lying around, these were old bits of wood that I had used for a previous piece of work. I covered them in canvas and decided that I wanted to try and create more textural plaster paintings. The experiment was to do with the…

Curation meeting

So on Friday,  I arranged a last minute meeting for the curation task group, we all met up to discuss what needs to be done in each room and how best to organise the start of the work. The email me and demi sent out to the students got sent out today and I posted…

Linkedin

Theres something about promoting myself that makes me feel rather uncomfortable, it doesn’t bother me so much in person but creating a profile for potential employers makes me feel rather nervous, nevertheless I have done it. I listened to the advice given to me and vastly updated my Linkedin account, mostly because it wasn’t an…

Curation

What a day, I had originally gone into uni to make my shelves but Given the opportunity to ask about how the curation group is going to work in terms of degree show prep I ended up being the organiser.  The staff went to great effort to decide which provisional spaces the students would be…

Careers and employability meeting

Today I had a meeting with a lovely woman called Lisa. I asked for a meeting with the careers people so that I could learn some more about how to present myself to potential employers and the best way to get myself out there. She gave me loads of advice for using Linkedin, which I…

Business cards and promoting myself

I’ve never really been one to show off my work, I rarely post on facebook and when I do use social media it tends to be once a month if that. However my recent research into trying to get a job in art and design has proved to me that I should set up a…

Starting from the bottom

My mum works in IT for television and told me that the best option if you’re aspiring to work in production design is to start at the bottom. I’ve been searching the internet for work experience and the only one specific to what I want to do is at the bbc working in the children’s…

What I’ve learned in my live project

Throughout the whole of the process of working with John, Chris and Greg to help with the exhibition I have had the time of my life. In comparing it to the commission that I did with a group last year working in a professional context, curation is much more of a vocation suited to me….

How I’ve potentially helped my future today

Got an email from my mum this morning about how I can potentially find the entry level positions that I’ve been looking for and haven’t been able to find. She sent me the links to groups on facebook for people looking for people to work in television – FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR JOBS Manchester Freelance AP/PD’s…