Category Archives: working towards assignment 2

Enviromental artists

Reading through the catalogue of the Soil Culture exhibition has thrown up a number artists new to me, but linked to my work are the artists, Dan McCormack and Mary O’Brien who make large scale willow sculptures in watersheds that … Continue reading

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The Garden Marathon.

Looking at Hans Ulrich Obrist has taken me to The Serpentine Gallery site where I discovered The Garden Marathon. Each year The Serpentine holds a Marathon event along a different theme run over a weekend inviting a cross section of … Continue reading

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Suggested Reading- A Brief History Of Curating.

I found reading this book in many ways reassuring because the prospect of organising an exhibition and showing my own work does seem quite daunting. There is a sense that there is a very established art world, mostly based in … Continue reading

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015.

A newsletter flagging up the last opportunity to see to see this exhibition at the ICA in London inspired me to get the catalogue in lieu being able to get up to London. The deadline for next year open is … Continue reading

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Further work on living willow sculptures- ‘Group of 8’.

Managed to get out yesterday and record the forms of Nos 5-8 of my group of living willow sculptures- these shapes and forms are in part the material that will feed into my work later on. It was great to … Continue reading

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Striking a cord…..

Whilst I was browsing this morning I came across the blog of artist, Sarah Gillespie– recently elected a new member of the RWA. I came across her post- Primordial darkness– and it was this passage that struck a cord……. Meditation … Continue reading

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Collecting work from Barnsley.

Last week I drove up to Barnsley and collected my work that had been up for assessment. In an odd way I feel more connected to my work again- strange that the physical distance seemed to impact on the psychological … Continue reading

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Sketches in Weeping Willow.

At this time of year is when the willow provides ‘lines to draw with’, and often at their most colourful. These yellow stems are from a weeping willow, the one of the right made from a single stem. These I … Continue reading

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Experimenting with video.

In my body of work for Major Project I have included a short piece of video in combination with a sculpture to potentially create an installation. I found previously as I worked on that, it is easy to get carried … Continue reading

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Working on Living willow sculptures, ‘Group of 8’.

The ‘Group of 8’ were the willows that also informed paintings in my body of work for Major Project. Along with the others these have also been woven in to create new forms. Working like this is very much weather … Continue reading

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