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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Final exhibition piece - Sequence 1 & 4

It feels like only yesterday but it is 4 years to the day that I completed my MA Multi Disciplinary Printmaking course at the University of the West of England.

After three years of experimenting with different print techniques, getting far too stressed out about the amount of written work we were expected to do and being told by one of the tutors that he didn't understand why I was on the course in the first place, it all boiled down to our final exhibition.

At the time I was fascinated by movement and the work of photographer Eadweard Muybridge. I did a lot of drawing with movement life classes and using these to build up a body of sequences.

Eadweard Muybridge - Man standing on his head

I produce 5 sequences in total but only showed 2 in the exhibition, as shown in picture above. Below are the other 3 

Sequence 2

Sequence 3

Sequence 5

Though I didn't always find easy I enjoyed it tremendously and feel like I learnt a lot from being there. 

To the tutor who didn't understand why I was there I guess he knew I joined the course as a working artist and felt I wouldn't gain anything, but I would disagree. Yes I had a lot of experience of printmaking etc but I gained in confidence within myself and with my work, I began teaching and curating/organising exhibitions. All of these I feel wouldn't have happened if I had not been on the course.

Me :-)