Saturday, 26 December 2009

Migration Project

I got given this book by a friend - during my bird project work on my MA. It was so interesting and got me thinking about continuing work along the theme of migration. So - now the Christmas gift sweat shop has closed, and a lengthy period of unemployment beckons in Alaska - it seems like a perfect time to keep up the research and production of work...along some major investigations into funding.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Back from Berlin

Well, I"m back from Berlin having packed up the show at the weekend. The Gallery was great - a converted factory in Kreuzberg, Berlin, which is now being used as apartments (both residential and holiday lets), studios, offices and gallery space. Well worth a look.

As for the show, Steve and Amanda did a fantastic job curating it and, after a couple of days hard graft it all came together. Look see...

The opening night was busy with people, so that can't be bad. The week was much quieter and I think it might have been better to have been situated a little nearer the main show. But hey, this was the first year of the degree show part of ILLUSTRATIVE, so everyone's learning. It was definitely a good experience to be a part of hanging and co-ordinating a show, and seeing the kind of thing they have managed to set up there in a disused building. Also, hanging out in Berlin was a big bonus. It's a great city, with a lot of creative energy to keep it buzzing.

Monday, 28 September 2009

Illustrative in Berlin

I dropped off my work today, packaged up safely for it’s trip to Berlin!

Excitingly, a collection of work by students off my course has been selected to be part of ILLUSTRATIVE ’09, which, this year, will be held in Berlin.

ILLUSTRATIVE is an annual forum of international illustrative and graphic arts, which brings together and exhibits work by over 60 artists from around the world. The exhibition, now in it’s fifth year, includes work in a wide range of media, from drawing and painting to 3D installations and animation. The forum is a celebration of contemporary illustration and graphic work, the diversity of the which aims to challenge the constrictive boundaries within contemporary industry practices and offers exciting new perspectives for the future. British Artists previously included in the forum include Luke Best and William Edmonds.

Our work will be included in the festival’s International Degree Exhibition – a showcase of new talent from 5 selected European arts institutes, which will run alongside the main exhibition. This will be on show in the IMA Design Village – a vibrant shared venue of living, working, recreational and gallery spaces in the center of the city. The venue is also offering a scholarship to selected graduates, giving three emerging artists the opportunity to live and work at the Design Village, in the hub of a city that boasts the highest concentration of practicing artists in the world.

The gallery space at the the IMA Village

I will be heading out to Berlin towards the end of the month to help set up the show in the Gallery, and will be staying to pack it all up at the end. It will be my very first time having work in a show outside of an institution, never mind in a city with such international cultural acclaim! Bis bald Berlin!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

These are the images I showed at the MA show at the beginning of this month. I also sold a set of them - my very first sale ever! These aren't great images I'm afraid, but I'm living in a teepee right now - no scanner available. I'll be taking these prints to Berlin for Illustrativa 2009.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Last night was the private view of our MA show which was a lot of fun, so thank you to everyone who came along. It is open until the 10th of September - plenty of time to catch it.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009