Saturday, 23 October 2010

Exhibition this week... part 2

So stv turned up as well as the local dundee paper. It was all a bit uneventful though. I spoke to the journalists but they didn't actually photograph my work which was a little heart breaking. I was asked if I wanted to do an interview for live tv, which i declined. I just couldn't have spoken on camera... it would've been soo awkward! Also my books were about ocd not hand washing. Ach well.

Thursday I went to see a hip hop dance show called Blaze. It was amazing! They opened with a line of 12 retro neon coloured trainers. They were in a row and all spotlighted, which the dancers wore throughout the show. It was all very michael jackson inspired. Sadly I only had phone with me, and the poor camera couldn't cope with the distance from the stage and darkness. So I don't have any decent photos to show of these trainers. I loved the show! Though it made me miss my dance classes more than ever. I just need to find some sort of replacement.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Exhibition this week.

I am really pleased with the way the book display turned out in ninewells, despite my panic before hand. I like that the books look completely different in the cabinet than at the degree show or new designers. Hopefully the members of the public will like it too.

Friday, 8 October 2010

A day of art.

Yesterday was spent being fairly creative for once, or rather a day of getting inspired again. I went round edinburgh's modern art gallery and loved their giant surrealist exhibition. Apparently when they started buying collections of work, surrealists were the only ones they could afford. But no one else was really bothering. Needless to say their collection is quite impressive. i really couldn't believe how many pieces i recognised. I didn't love all of it but it was just great to go to exhibition. Overheard someone giving a talk about the surrealists whilst I was there, and all she said was they shadow of a hanging sculpture was really interesting. Needless to say I could have done her job, or many other randoms from the street. It may have been simply a high school group but seriously!

Anyway I saw my favourite collage artist kurt schwitters, some lovely paintings and photography from Man Ray as well as the muse (of the surrealists) and photographer in her own right Lee Miller, and Marcel Duchamp (the man who paved the way for artist's like tracey emin etc).

I then went to a talk by the graphic design company bibliothèque. I kinda loved the talk because it gave me a kick up the arse to decide being a freelance illustrator is what i want to do. i just need to figure out how to do it. I thought some of their work was amazing, but hated all the brown nosing. But that is the bizz i suppose and the reason i have no illustrative work at the moment.

Will post some sketchbook work soon.