Moving out

So, on one of the hottest days of the year, it was out job as a group to move out of the studio. A room in which we occupy and have lived for the past year, creating work, now was the time to move out. I wish that I had taken a photo of the…

Exhibition night

The opening night was a huge success, I was doing a head count for Chris and at one point there were around 60 people. John looked over the moon and it was wonderful to see all of his hard work pay off. One thing that I took from the opening night were the stories that…

Johns paintings

I chose to include in my blog some of the knowledge that I have learned from John in the past 2 weeks. He drew my attention to the bottom painting, saying that the iceberg like white shape, is from something that he had seen in the real world. When he was younger he said that…

Spreading the word

For the exhibition there is going to be a press release, invitations and posters going up in the University. I decided to try and spread the word on facebook because I know that pretty much all of the Fine Art, Graphics and Photography students use groups of which i am a member to spread the…

Change of Heart

I had a minor crisis about what I want to do with my life, having met people in the professional practice lectures who were practising artists and I came to the conclusion that even though I am loving art at the minute, I don’s think necessarily that a masters is going to take me where…

Day 2 – Hanging work

This Morning was spent framing the last of the drawings. Luckily Chris had spent his evening making the frames and cutting the mount ready. each Drawing then had to be cut to size and taped to the mount using archival tape (Because masking tape will eventually deteriorate the drawing). My job was to match each…

Day 1 – Hanging work

The first job was to paint this wall black, this was done so that the paper drawings that are to be hung on them will stand out much more. The white line, is a piece of string that has been nailed in at both ends and checked with a spirit level that it’s straight so…

Day 1 – Post 2

The aim of the day was to make sure that all of the drawings were hung, so that we could hang all of the paintings tomorrow. Chris decided that 10 of these drawings were going to be displayed in frames and that the rest of them should be double stacked on the wall by the…

Constellations : Highlights from the nations collection of modern art

I went to visit Tate Liverpool this weekend and saw one of their new exhibitions. The basis for the exhibition, is to allow the viewer to recognise links between certain artworks that would ordinarily not be put together. Each ‘constellation’ is started by a trigger work of art and the viewer is encouraged to consider…

Do you get it ?

Here are the questions that I thought of for the questionnaire. with all of the resposes being on a numerical scale system In your opinion do you need to have artistic training/ knowledge to understand these paintings? what kind of art do you prefer? Abstract or representational. Do you think that the interpretation of art…

Incorporating sewing

Luckily for my birthday I was gifted a brand new sewing machine and I thought given that I’m using fabric, I should definitely incorporate stitching. I had thought about this for a while as I was so Inspired by Alberto Burr’s Sacchi series, in which he uses visable stitches to create patchwork compositions of burlap….

Meeting for the Live Project

Today, I had a meeting with Chris about how we’re going to gauge peoples responses to Johns work. The whole basis of his Mres is to determine whether you need an artistic background or cultural understanding to be able to interpret art. Going to identify a control group of 6 people to take to the…