A short and sweet post about our preview night can be found here: Floating Lemons blog. We had an excellent time and there was brilliant art on show by talented fellow students.
Our projects were done, all work completed in the sketchbooks, and it was time for our final exhibition at Castle Quay Centre in Banbury. First we had to clean up our shop lot, put boards up, mask the joins with tape, and paint everything white so they’d act as a good, clean backdrop for our work. It was a group effort and we did most of the basic clean-up together, then worked on our areas individually with a lot of supportive advice asked for and given. here are some of the progress shots …
Having been to a few other exhibitions like the Pick Me Up Festival recently, we had collected ideas for presentation of material and started preparing our spaces. I had a few illustrations apart from my final project triptych, and I put those up once I knew where the piece next to mine would be hanging. I chose bull dog clips as a clean, simple and non-distracting way of presenting the A3 and A4 printed pieces.
Here are some details from the installations of brilliant work by my amazingly talented classmates:
Just a peek at what’s up at the show. It runs till the 30th May 2015, and we’re open on Wednesdays – Saturdays, at the Castle Quay Centre, Banbury, so do stop by if you’re able to. Here’s part of my installation and under that a detail of one of my pieces for the Final Project, entitled “A Matter of Identity”. Cheers.
Anne-Marie Cadman was kind enough to meet up with some of us from Banbury Art College and give us a talk about herself and her work, as textile artist. I was pretty much blown away by her pieces on both fabric and paper, they are bright and gorgeous. I want one of her scarves!
I did take a shot of some of her work spread out on the tables:
And here are a couple of photos from her website:
To see her work at its best, drop by at her website: Anne-Marie Cadman Textile Artist, you’ll love it all. Cheers.
Phew, we’re in the last stretch before final assessments at college, so excuse the lateness of this post. It’s the rest of the exhibition over at the Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival at Somerset House in London. There was so much to explore and see, and we spent an excellent morning there. We were also checking out the various ways in which the artists or studios showcased their work, looking out for ideas for presenting our own work at the end of the year exhibition.
Fortunately for me, Patternbank blog posted a brilliant write-up about the artists and the studios participating at the festival, so take a look if you’d like some detailed information: Pick Me Up 2015 – Illustration and Contemporary Graphic Art Trends. Meanwhile, here are just some of the images that I took of the work on show:
We went for a class outing to the Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival at Somerset House in London. What a visual feast. There was so much to see, and I took so many photos, that I’m going to have to divide them all into two posts. In this first one are some of the artists that were exhibited along with a peek into their process, which I found fascinating.
The festival is on till the 4 May 2015, so if you get the chance go along and have a look for yourself. Details are at their website: Pick Me Up Graphics Art Festival
Part 2 will be posted soon! Cheers.
Had an ‘ooops’ moment when playing with art on fabric last week. It all started out fine, and I had fun dripping paint and merging colours on the screen:
I’m not hugely unhappy with the result (click here to see it) as I still love the colours and even the ‘mess’. I wrote a bit more about the process, over at: Floating Lemons: Painting on Textiles. Cheers.