Our first exhibition, a lot of legwork involved here! Firstly a group meeting to get us started, what do we need to do ? How can it be done? Who should do what? So many questions! The first meetings board notes are recorded here : Exhibition Prep - Initial breakdown of tasks and requirements In the … Continue reading The Exhibition 😀
The Primrose Hospice charity runs two separate stores on my local high street, one selling clothing, home furnishings and ornaments and the other selling second hand furniture. As I wish to go into charitable work eventually, it seemed appropriate to gain experience in these places to begin with. I approached the manager of the store and asked … Continue reading Work Experience & Examples.
Moving on from my string faces I wound up here. I was seriously baffled as to how to glue the string down without losing the chaotic effect, now I tried again, a different picture, with wool... I really liked the free flow form going on here, again, thinking how to attach the wool was taxing … Continue reading Paint experiments.
Growing up in South Birmingham, Longbridge Rover plant as it was, was a very big part of Birmingham culture and my memories. The closure and subsequent demolition of the factories, was a very big deal. For a long time the ground stood empty and devoid of anything, and the vast expanse of unused land simply … Continue reading Longbridge Redevelopment.
Looking back at the Whitworth Gallery trip I remember Do Ho Suh, and I thought perhaps I would do a textile piece, to explore the possibilities that this topic offers. Researching now, the history of Textile Art, I found the following very helpful: TextileArtist.Org History "A series of articles exploring the history of textile art; … Continue reading Embroidery and Textile Art
Still struggling with this bug I managed to give body too, I am exhausted even after a few hours of waking! I have battled now for 3 weeks and I am still wading through it, although the water is much shallower now! I have fallen so far behind, in my mind, and need to refocus … Continue reading Illness, sets me back.
Visual communication, its history and impact on life as we know it, is a big part of our module. I have just purchased a beautiful Imperial Typewriter which was made in 1950s in Leicester U.K. This had a few appeals ; It was made locally, and as it happens, my parents live in Leicester 🙂 Visual … Continue reading Visual Communication.
As a group, we were approached by the Student liaison Officer - Ishia , to aid with the Chinese New Year Celebrations in the Street, on Monday 8th February. As its hand in week, we were a little short on the ground with bodies to produce much. We did come up with some fun craft ideas and … Continue reading Chinese New Year.
It was suggested by Michaela, that I should research into a Czech artist - Alphonse Mucha, if I was interested in Art Nouveaux. Michaela knew of this artist as they had lived in the same city and she had previously researched him herself. So, the internet research starts here: http://www.alfonsmucha.org Alphonse Maria Mucha (24 July … Continue reading Research – Art Nouveaux.
New Horizons, A broad enough title to which many ideas can be attributed or considered. My Initial idea was to create a sculptural piece from recycled materials, ideally I would like to use Art Nouveaux Style - The reasoning behind these choices are simple - Art Nouveaux or "New Art" incorporating the rebirth, or recreation of rejuvenated materials. … Continue reading New Horizons. Response to brief.