Friday 11 July 2008

More Images of My Work!

Now that the hype surrounding our CORE exhibition has finally subsided, I thought it would be an excellent time to post some other images of my work from the four exhibitions I have contributed to. Apart from our Degree Show and CORE exhibitions, I have also included photos from The Oxford Open and OBSESSIONS, both held at Modern Art Oxford which is the largest gallery devoted to modern and contemporary art in the South East.

I have made a simple slideshow of some of my work so far and I will continue to add to this as I produce more work. Click here to view the images. I hope you enjoy the soundtrack which I have chosen to accompany them!

Thursday 3 July 2008

CORE! What a success!

In what seems like the blink of an eye, our London exhibition 'CORE' has drawn to a close. I don't think anyone was expecting the show to run quite as smoothly and be just as successful as it was! The whole process ran like a dream and in hindsight I don't think there is anything we would have done differently.

With set up beginning on my flatmate Poppy's birthday, we were pushed for time to fill the 2 removal vans transporting our work to from Oxford to Brick Lane and make it to London in time for her celebratory meal. All hands on deck allowed the vans to be filled with no problems at all and we enjoyed a relaxed evening in Notting Hill before the real work would begin the next day!

Wednesday brought with it a day of hard manual labor, including unpacking the vans, moving all the artwork up the stairs and into our exhibition space and generally sorting everything out!! The space itself was amazing; a cavernous old warehouse with pillars and supporting beams placed at regular intervals around the room. Brookes was to occupy just one of these rooms with 5 other Universities renting out similar spaces and exhibiting in the same week as us. Our room was the central area in the building with the other spaces dividing off contributing to the name of our show, CORE. Before arriving in London we had already organised a floor plan of exactly who had which space in the area to ensure an easy transition from our Oxford show.

We worked tirelessly so on Thursday there were only finishing touches to do and a few last pieces to be hung, before the private view that evening.

The event itself was so successful and we received a lot of positive feedback with people especially commenting on the professionalism of the exhibition. As we were located in the centre, we found a lot of visitors who had come to see other Universities exhibitions were drifting through to ours, which was fantastic help promote our show.

Overall the show was an incredible success and it has given us all the confidence to think ahead about possible shows of the future giving us the belief that we can go out there and do it all again! Maybe not just yet though... I think we deserve a little rest! :)