Degree Show

A glimpse of the exhibition of my final work at DJCAD.  I was eager to make my portion of the studio an inclusive space and allow the pieces to compliment each other. The gallery aesthetic and context are crucial in my practice and so the final presentation takes a lot of time and effort.

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Sweet Diatribes

324 papers on large glass, and constructed display 

 

3ds

 

Shirt Pattern (detail)

Repeated type on 4 metre tracing paper scroll

 

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Tangible (almost)

A Wall Collective

 

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January Luxated

Nail varnish on large gridded glass, and constructed display

 

2ds

 

Let There Be

Fishing tackle box, broken bulb and used foil

 

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Remains of DJCAD Degree Show 2012

All that Glistens

Bronze cast of 1970’s collected baking tray

16th of May

16th of May. 5am. How can I sleep?

This week has seen the attainment of my honours degree in Fine Art and an acceptance from Edinburgh College of Art to study Contemporary Art Theory with them. And its Degree Show tomorrow. “eek”.

I am looking forward to the event and appreciate the effort my friends and family have made with travelling up to Dundee. I have no idea what the night will have in store for me and ‘nervous’ doesn’t seem to cover what I’m feeling. It’s 5am. I can’t sleep.

Here’s a sneak preview of what to expect from me tomorrow, I hope to see you all there.

 

All

 

All That Glistens

Solid bronze cast of collected 1970’s baking tray

2013

 

 

interAction(s) Away

Liam, Lada and I have had our project interActions(s) running in the Matthew Cabinet at DJCAD since February, so it was weird having to take it all down today.

Here’s a final snap.

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I’m glad to have been asked to take part in the visual dialogue. The experience added further depth to my work this semester and contributed greatly to my enjoyably busy schedule.

I’ve kept records of all the interactions between Artists A and B and the curator, both online and in book form. I would site this as a highlight of my art school career and am sad to see the cabinet blank white again.

 

Art on Fire

Yesterday I saw something amazing.

Duncan of Jordanstone has fascinated me again.

Bronze

 

After a long two days of prepping my sand mould, pounding it into a sturdy brick, it was ready to have bronze poured into it. The excitement of the pour is hard to describe. It really has to be seen. We waited an hour for the bronze to be melted in and before we knew it our casts were alight.

Amazing.

Results pending.

InterAction(s) Week 4 & Closing Night

interAction(s) shared between Rachael Disbury and Liam Dunn, 25th March – 28th March

B - 25th March

 

A - 26th March

 

Closing Event for interAction(s) Thursday 28th March 2013

Event

Lada Wilson, curator of the event, photocopied and printed all of my typed responses. She presented a pile of them on a table and invited the public to join in Artist B and I’s interaction.

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If No-one Else Wants You

This weekend saw a two day exhibition set in an underground carpark in Dundee (quirky setting, yes?). The project was called The Undesireable and I put together an assemblage for the event.

“The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck”

(Paul Virilio)

Beneath our accelerated modern culture lies a world of inconvenient truths: people, places, events and inevitabilities which we would rather forget and perhaps all too often neglect.

The ancient divide between reason and unreason, order and chaos, sanity and insanity is in some walks of life as pertinent as ever.

 

Sometimes it’s bad to collect, its bad to hoard, its bad to hang on to. How can we move forward if we’re cluttered with the past? But I’m saddened when others do let go. And that’s what this piece is.

If No one Else Wants You

 

Detail

If No-one Else Wants You

clay replica binoculars, hoarded candles,

collected baking trays and drawer

& preserved banana peel

2013

 

My work is usually so clean, so I’m not sure about this grungy aesthetic. But I feel its in tune with the brief I was working from. I think I’ll stick to white walls for now though.

interAction(s) Week 3

interAction(s) shared between Rachael Disbury and Liam Dunn, 18th March – 22nd March.

Artist B was absent during Week 3 due to illness.  The closing event, scheduled for Thursday 21st March, has been postponed and the conversation is ongoing.

Monday 18th March - Artist A