Again a bit out of date with my life. Rewind, fast forward. A week after my interview at the RCA I went to see the current MA Printmaking student show at Café Gallery Projects – that was a year ago. I left in awe and apprehension. Suddenly here I am participating.
There was a vague concensus that we should have some kind of unifying theme but we knew that couldn’t be through the work shown as we were all individual practises. So we thought we would choose a text we could respond to through a group publication.
Rob being our show rep came up with a suggestion to use Air Guitar, an essay by Dave Hickey.

Rob Miles

My initial reaction was I didn’t like Hickey’s style and it took a few readings for me to appreciate some of his points.
From this text we managed to wrestle the title YESTERDAY’S WRONG THINKING.

The title became autonomous. It spoke of tomorrow’s world.

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We made a neat little risograph publication in teal and fleuro pink.

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Day one it felt impossible that we could all fit in the space.

But by day 3 we had a plan.

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I was showing the next two from the Paradise on Earth series

Paradise Forum B3

Paradise Forum B3

The etching that had taken so long to get a decent copy mounted on steel and hung in the room with the videos for a low level light

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and the mixed media piece on Perspex with organza which had also been a technical challenge hung high on the wall to force perspective

Paradise Walk SW3

Paradise Walk SW3

And here we are for the crits

Crit pic

Only had about 3 minutes to discuss Paradise Walk SW3 but Paradise Forum B3 received a good crit and as Rob kindly pointed out the basis of the discussion was the content of the work and not the medium or technique.

That’s a step forward for me as so often I get asked how rather than what or why when it comes to my work.

Also had the privelige to participate in RCA Secret 2014.

All current students plus celebrated alumni make 3 postcards that can be viewed online.

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Or in person.

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There is a lot of interest and the queuing starts days before

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It’s a secret who made what until the purchase is made

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So if you can spot your favourite artist’s work you may get lucky

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Or you may discover someone new

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The next event I will be participating in is Standing on the Frontier Vol 2

at Unit24 Gallery Great Guildford Street SE1 oFD

Standin On The Frontier V2 flyer

Really excited about this.

Yellow Sky ready to hang.

Yellow Sky

Yellow Sky