Coronavirus: COVID-19

This post is replicated from my PoP blog because this module, as the previous one, is likely to be dominated by the threats and constraints placed on all of us by this global pandemic. 15th March 2020. As a note for the chronology of this set of circumstances, and because the relevance of those circumstances may not immediately come to mind in the future, Europe is now the epicentre of the Coronavirus (CORVID-19) pandemic. Here in the UK, those of us over 70 years of age or with health vulnerabilities are advised to stay away from enclosed spaces and to … Continue reading Coronavirus: COVID-19

Webinars, video demonstrations/tutorials

Organisationally tricky to integrate and take from one blog to another, I may just make this a cumulative post and take the link forward. Secrets of dust – pastels with Tom Walker PS via Mall Galleries. Pastel demonstration by Tony Allain PS, also via Mall Galleries. Watercolour demonstration by Brian Smith RI. Via Mall Galleries. Introduction to Intellectual Property and Copyright – Lisa Moore and Marie Hounsome for OCA. 10/03/2021. Due to be posted on the university site. Oil demo of an urban landscape by Adebanji Alade VPROI. Via Mall Galleries. Continue reading Webinars, video demonstrations/tutorials

Assignment 5: final images and animations

Assignment 5, on the theme of environment, comprises five pairs of paintings following the demolition and rebuilding of my conservatory/studio over four months in 2020/21. The pairs further comprises a primary painting and a folded print of that piece as individual layers or blocks of paint were applied; and each pair reflects a different stage in the build. By evolution rather than predetermined plan, the pairs also reflect different artistic influences from Chinese to architectural. These are accompanied by texts – the ones on the painting tending towards the more pragmatic or factual, and on the print, rather more mystical … Continue reading Assignment 5: final images and animations

Curation

A factor we’re asked to consider for Assignment 5 is curation – how to display or present our work and what might inform our choices. We’re pointed to a number of artists for examples of how they have curated their own work as a guide. The difficulty I found when following this up was that none, if they had one person exhibitions at all, had curated the content, and most had only one piece of work on show in any given gallery. Nevertheless, the principles still apply – what order (temporal, thematic, drama, palette, size, message impact), what background (I … Continue reading Curation