Fringe Aesthetics / Doccumentation and Feedback

Our collective group exhibition held by creative art practice third year students took place on 19th and 20th January. Our opening preview night on the 19th was a success and the gallery was constantly full until closing.

All the artworks on show were careful placed by the curation team, and overall I feel this was our best group show to date, it gave us all insight as to what to expect at our degree show. This exhibition also gave us a practice run at our degree show, and i personally have learnt a lot form this experience.


My artwork; pictured above, titled ‘Where is my mind’, was on the first wall, and one of the first artworks viewers saw as they entered the gallery. The placement of my work was important and I requested that the viewers must see the work from afar at first, and then have to walk up to the piece in order to see the text and details. I feel my placement in the gallery did justice to my piece and it was approached how I intended it to be.

An aspect of my work that wasn’t a success was the material, I feel the the thin paper i used did not do justice for the prints, and in reflection I think a thicker paper would have been a better option. I have learnt from this mistake and now realise how a choice in materials can effect the work.

I received a lot of positive feedback on my work; how intriguing the prints are, the frustration of trying t read text that is illegible and the way I hung my work with magnets was very well commended. I also received some comments on how to move forward form this piece in preparation for degree show, which I am excited to experiment with shortly. Overall, i feel Fringe Aesthetics was a resounding success and it has been a great opportunity to trial our current works in a gallery space and learn from this.

Below are some images of the artworks on show at Fringe Aesthetics:

 

(All photo’s are my own)

Fringe Aesthetics / Installation

This week we have been installing our group exhibition; Fringe Aesthetics in SIA Gallery. I have already decided that I would be exhibiting a series of 9 cone prints, which I have titled ‘Where is my mind?‘. It has taken the entire group 2/3 days to fully install everyone’s work and tidy the space in preparation for our opening days tomorrow and Friday.

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Where is my mind?, 2016/17, Series of 9 cone prints, individually measuring 57 x 57 cm, Acrylic on paper.

 

Everything has gone smoothly and as always we really came together as a group to put on the best show we can. This exhibition was different as we had help from the degree show technicians, as this interim show is a dry run at the degree show, so it gives us all opportunity to get to know and work with the technicians, as well as test our own artworks in a white cube space.
I hung my prints using Magnets. This was a suggestion by one of the technicians, after my original plan of mounting the prints on foam board and using command strips didn’t go to plan, so magnets were the solution.

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I hand painted 36 5mm magnets in black paint; 4 for each print, 39 screws were then put into the wall in which i laid my prints on top, and the magnets finally on top to secure the prints. I’m really impressed with this hanging method, and they look really sophisticated, I have received really positive feedback on this unique presentation.

 

The placement of my piece was important for the work to be seen the way I want it to. I requested that my work be at a distance so it is firstly seen as image, but then the viewer has to walk up to the piece in order to see the text.

As you can see form the image above, my piece was one of the first to be seen upon entering the gallery, and the placement of my work, works well for how I intent it to be seen, which I’m very pleased about.

The poster had already been made by myself and the remaining catalogue team, so we then finally had to produce a small leaflet so viewers can read more about the work on show through the small statements and also see where each artists work is placed from the map. We also made name labels to go under each work, to ensure the exhibition was as prepared as it could be.

 

The install has gone very well and all is prepared for our opening tomorrow, I’m pleased with how my work looks in the space and I am excited to see my work be viewed and receive feedback on it.

Fringe Aesthetics / Poster

On the 16th January 2017, myself and the whole of Third year, Creative Art Practice students, will begin to install our interim exhibition at SIA Gallery in Cantor Building, 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NT. The artworks on show will all be individual and differing in mediums and contexts, creating a diverse exhibition that allows the students to test works in a gallery space in preparation for our degree show in the summer.

The exhibition is open for two days; January 19th and 20th, from 10am-5pm both days, with a  preview night of invited guests on the night of 19th January. The advertising poster for this exhibition is below and was made by The catalogue team for our upcoming exhibitions, this team includes myself and 5 other students:

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