Professional practice: Exhibiting My work Online: Final Degree Showcase

Throughout my time as a student I have been involved in planning and curating group art exhibitions.  Working as part of a team to bring together a collection of artworks and showcasing them within a gallery setting.  The one thing that always stays with me when being part of the planning and implementing process isContinue reading “Professional practice: Exhibiting My work Online: Final Degree Showcase”

Weight of the world: Video installation for Online Exhibition.

Weight of the world Video Installation Artist: Paula Simpson   The weight of the world is a fusion of visual performance and auditory stimulus, which takes the viewer on a journey into the mind of a medical professional living and working within the Covid-19 pandemic. The artist brings to the forefront their own fears throughContinue reading “Weight of the world: Video installation for Online Exhibition.”

Welcome to Covid-19: Part 2. Online Exhibition.

  Welcome to Covid-19. Part 2 Propaganda Poster Medium: Manipulated digital photography Size: 42cm x 59.5cm Artist: Paula Simpson The World faces a threat from an invisible enemy, the biggest pandemic since the plague of 1665 that ravaged it’s way through the UK, killing a quarter of the population of London alone. In 2020 thisContinue reading “Welcome to Covid-19: Part 2. Online Exhibition.”

Welcome to Covid-19 part 1: On-line exhibition.

  Welcome to Covid-19: Part 1 Hospital Sign Medium: Projected digital image, available as a limited perspex sign Size 50cm x 70cm Artist: Paula Simpson Over the last three months the world has been spun off its axis and become a place of fear and uncertainty. The artist finds herself asking, how have the UK’sContinue reading “Welcome to Covid-19 part 1: On-line exhibition.”

Gallery Visits to expand professional practice. National Portrait Gallery: London.

In order to develop my own skills as an art student and to think about my own creative future, it is important to me to take in as much diverse creativity as possible. During a trip to London in January 2020, before the outbreak of Covid-19, I had the pleasure of visiting the National PortraitContinue reading “Gallery Visits to expand professional practice. National Portrait Gallery: London.”

Quick isolation poetry: challenging myself to make on the spot poems.

I challenged myself to compose some short poems during lock down.  Mainly thoughts and feelings.  None taking longer than a few minutes to write.  The idea is not to think, just feel. Ode To my mother… A cup of tea with a digestive, Nestled in the glow of the light from the electric fire, AContinue reading “Quick isolation poetry: challenging myself to make on the spot poems.”

A change of direction: Quarantine art for on-line exhibition.

During these times of uncertainty, fear and great change, it is important to take stock and reflect upon the journey our lives have taken us on so far.  As an art student about to cross the threshold of graduation, this sudden halt in the academic year has been a shock that no one could everContinue reading “A change of direction: Quarantine art for on-line exhibition.”

Visit to the museum of modern art. New York. November 2019

The museum I had a once in a lifetime opportunity in November 2019 to visit New York for the first time.  Amongst the splendour and buzz of the diverse metropolis, there housed a fiesta of creativity, ranging from small independent galleries, street performances and urban street art.  To the larger sophisticated art galleries such asContinue reading “Visit to the museum of modern art. New York. November 2019”

Thwaites Brewery Tower, not just bricks and mortar, Part Three: Experimentation

**Please note, this is a direct follow on from Thwaites Brewery Tower, Part two: A concept* Installation part 1… I had many ideas brimming away creatively, and knew that I wanted to continue using projection, and had researched the work of Jenny Holzer in-depth during my second year.  I had also been to the TateContinue reading “Thwaites Brewery Tower, not just bricks and mortar, Part Three: Experimentation”

Thwaites Brewery Tower. Not just bricks and mortar? Part two: a concept

**Please note, this is a direct follow on from Thwaites Brewery Tower: Not just bricks and mortar?  Part one: Research** ”Thwaites tower, not just bricks and mortar, but a beacon of working class culture, consciousness and reflection”.  The thought on my mind when I realised through my many visits to the demolition site that IContinue reading “Thwaites Brewery Tower. Not just bricks and mortar? Part two: a concept”

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