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 

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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All That Glistens

Solid bronze cast of collected 1970’s baking tray

2013

 

 

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

 

In January

I’ve revised a piece I made a few weeks ago. The shine of the acetates on top of the moleskin pages was distracting and a little tacky I think. So they’re gone. Well, not gone. As if I could discard of anything. That’s the entire essence of this piece, that I’ve recorded my every action throughout the month of January. The acetate texts are now displayed next to the colour coded sheets.

It makes sense for them to be separate really. Thoughts are so disconnected from actions sometimes.

They’re shown here on pins above a radiator. I think the way the heat from this makes them dance. But degree show is in May so I doubt the radiators will be in operation.

 

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It was January in the (new) year, 2013

31 type on acetate and 31 coloured pencil on moleskin squared paper

 

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I picked up two red steel boxes at the recycling centre last week also. Thought I’d attach one to the wall. Because…

I might use them to display my back up work. I might not.

Relics Destall

Today, Viv and I gave a talk to a group of curators visiting from South East Asia, hosted by the British Council.

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We introduced our Relics of Attachment project and discussed the opportunities the curatorial team has provided us. It was interesting to talk with the group and compare art schools and curatorial programmes.

Talking about art and projects has become a lot easier than it used to be. Perhaps I’m starting to know what I’m talking about.

After the talk, we took down Relics of Attachment. The show is no more. But I’m so very proud of all we achieved with the project.

interAction(s) Preview

I’m involved in a project at the moment called interAction(s). The exhibition is an ongoing and constantly changing show of work. The opening was Thursday 28th February and it runs ’til 23rd March. Here’s some info;

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interAction(s) is a project/exhibition curated by Lada Wilson, Fine Art student and member of the Student Curatorial team. interAction(s) consists of an evolving assemblage of texts and images. It is the presentation of a ‘process’; it is an ongoing work-in-progress.

 

This exhibition was inspired by the work of two artists – Rachael Disbury and Liam Dunn and the chosen site, the Matthew Cabinet, which creates a perfect venue for a three-week long artistic interaction. The two artists will create a visual dialogue: they will create visual poetry by reacting to each other’s work. Each day Rachael will write a text, each night Liam will create an artwork inspired by that text.
This is a Student Curatorial Team ProjectMatthew Cabinet is at the rear of the Matthew Building, DJCAD on Level 5.

 

 

Liam, Lada and I are contracted into an agreement regarding this project. The preview event saw a performance event of the signing of the contracts and the first instalment of work by myself, ‘Artist A’.

 

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I Want Your Baking Trays

That’s pretty much it. I want a collection of old and tarnished baking trays and cake tins. I want to arrange them and stack them, and make a sculpture out of them.

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I like to look at them. And they’re old, some dating back to the 60’s. Fascinating.

If you have any you would like to donate to my cause, please let me know.

Thank You.