Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Artist in Residence at Leeds City College

Very excited to be the new artist /  creative in Residence at Leeds City College! I've been there nearly 2 months and have already learnt so much!

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Pictures from my residency at The Art House Wakefield

I thought I'd post some pictures of the work I made at The Art House... I was inspired by the aggressive graffiti written on the walls in Wakefield - in contrast to the peaceful beautiful studio inside the The Art House. The juxtaposition of the appropriated words painted onto household objects renders them humorous, especially written on such ordinary familiar objects. But if you recognise the subject matter (the EU referendum in 2016) there is a darker twist to the work.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Serf Studio

I've recently joined Serf Studios and set up my studio there! Really excited to be working with the other Serfers and Getting involved with an artist led studio space! This year is going to be the year I can feel it!!!

Monday, 26 September 2016

Residency at The Art House Wakefield

I have been completing my residency at The Art House Wakefield over the last month and is coming to a close at the end of this week. It has been a really helpful experience and support for me as a new graduate artist, starting out on my own path.

The advice and support has been extremely valuable, as well as having the space and the time to think and gather my new developing practice into a more definable place for me to understand and to show others.

I am exhibiting the work I have made during the residency on Wednesday 28th September 5 - 9pm at The Art House Wakefield as part of The Art Walk Wakefield.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

East Street Arts Project Space

I have applied and gotten a place on the East Street Arts temporary studio space, I intend to develop my display of my work especially thinking about degree show, also there is a second hand furniture store next door which will be a great resource! Hopefully I will be able to work in a larger scale and develop my practice with a bit more space. It is beginning next month so watch this space!

Life After College

Life After College has been a good resource this year to gain some advice for leaving university. There have been speakers from different creative backgrounds taking about how to apply for jobs in the creative industry and what we can do to help ourselves get the best opportunity.
Some of it has been a bit hit and miss though, the advice for doing a Master's wasn't very helpful and some of the information evenings are very basic. But talking to individuals about their experience and having talks from people from the Hepworth was a good chance to find out more information in other areas of fine art such as curating.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Artist talk: Lydia Braithwaite

Lydia Braithwaite is our creative in residence for the sculpture strand. I remember her work from last year s she was in the year above me, so this was a great opportunity to hear from someone who is close to where I am as an artist, and to gain some advice. Since graduating she has been applying to competitions and galleries to get her work on show and gain experience, the creative in residency is a great opportunity to gain advice and a stepping stone to heading out and 'making it' after university. Continuing to develop her work in the studio and workshops.
It was great to hear encouraging advice from a recent graduate about third year and the dissertation. She was really nice and supportive of us, great sympathy! Encouraging us to look forward to extended practice and degree show. She said she would highly recommend taking part in Free Range exhibition in London as well as it was a great learning experience. She had a brilliant artist's website and blog that she had developed since first year showing a chronology of her experience and development at LCA.

Her work in the first term in third year worked with copper and her main material as it had associations with her Dad who is a plumber, working with that relationship to develop her own material practice and subverting the traditional use of copper and creating body extensions and wearable sculpture.

Taking this idea further in her extended practice module and creating wearable sculpture, developing the use of light and photography to break up the image of the body with reflective material often found on hi vis jackets, no longer working with copper but more mono chrome material.