Relics of Attachment Part I

RelicsAs part of the Student Curatorial Team at Duncan of Jordanstone, myself and a few friends have been working on an exciting new project, ‘Relics of Attachment’. There are three events involved in this project. Part I is an initial exhibition of work to be displayed on the 31st of January. This will be followed by an informative talk on the 4th of February to discuss ideas and the opportunity for other artists to get involved in submitting their work for a second exhibition at the end of February.

Here’s some info!

Get involved!

  • RELICS OF ATTACHMENT Part I
    DoJ, Matthew Building, Recess Display CabinetThursday 31st January 2013
    PREVIEW 4.30pm-6pm, Drinks & Refreshments provided
    Exhibition runs 31st January – 18th FebruaryCome to the preview of an exciting new project!
    Find out how to get your own artwork involved in Part II!!!

    Part I is a small exhibition to introduce the idea of ‘Relics of Attachment’. The nostalgic feelings we all have to personal objects and remnants. The exhibition includes a collection of items and their sentimental connection to the artists.

    \\OPEN CALL for Part II
    A larger collection of work will be displayed in the Cooper Gallery at the end of February.
    If you’re interested in participating, we are holding a meeting to discuss ideas and the opportunity to submit work at a later date.

    Come to the preview! Come to the meeting! We look forward to working with you!

    \\MEETING: 1st February
    Green Seats, Matthew Building

    \\PART II: 14th February
    Cooper Gallery

    A group project brought to you by DoJ Student Curatorial Team.

The Changing Room

After my deadline I had a week of Professional Practice. I’d arranged some volunteer work at a contemporary art gallery in Stirling, ‘The Changing Room’. I just want to keep learning. My 2012 resolution was to keep going and get things done, and thats what I intend to do.

The experience of the work placement was so valuable and I’m happy I’ll be going back there again at the end of this month. It was the installation of a printmaking exhibition I was helping out with. They gave me a fair bit of responsibility and I got very involved in all aspects of putting on a show, from issues of insurance to measuring out where the prints were to go.

‘The Writing on Your Wall’ is a travelling exhibition of print works and is on show in Stirling until the 26th of May. Go see it at the Changing Room and compliment me on my expert ability of hanging a picture straight. 😉

Having not slept properly toward the lead up to my deadline and having walked all round Glasgow on the Monday of that week, I was pretty much exhausted after spending Tuesday – Friday installing this exhibition. But its a good feeling of adrenaline when you’re on the move so much.

Getting some real gallery experience has got me properly thinking about what I want to do after I graduate and what aspect of Fine Art I want to work in. There’s so much to consider. This will be the main issue of worry in my head this summer. Here we go.