Saturday, June 11, 2011


In the spirit of moving on after the Degree Show, there's a possible collaboration in the works between myself and the lovely Claire Borwell. It's in the planning stages at the moment but will definitely be awesome. You can check out Claire's blog here:    

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Degree Show

I have finally uploaded my photos from the Degree Show after a week long break.

Here's the exciting part- my name! I got vinyl lettering printed to put up in my space and once that was up, it all felt so official. 

I took lots of photos of my longest wall of pieces (30 in total), although it was difficult to capture the whole line:

My other framed pieces were next to the door of the studio, and they attracted a lot of attention when visitors came in:

Unfortunately I didn't manage to get a photo without some glare from the high windows in our space, but you get the idea. In addition to the Hollywood film stars, there are three religious pieces in this set. 

The part of my show that seemed to attract the most interest was my installation, this combined the Hollywood pieces with religious ones, overlapping in an attempt to blur the boundaries between the two. Because all of my works are on parchment paper, the transparency lent itself well to layering. Another reason for pinning these pieces up was to allow people to see how the work was created. I was asked many times during the show what material i'd used for my pieces and when I explained that it was permanent marker on parchment paper, it helped to show the layered wall to make this a bit clearer. This was the piece that was photographed for the Courier:

Here's a shot from my invigilating corner, to give you an idea of the space as a whole. To the left of my 'nine block' you can see three of Lisa's pieces (I shared the studio space with Lisa and Lauren).

Here's the lovely flowers I was given at the show opening night, the left hand ones are from my boyfriend, Sean and the ones on the right are from my parents:

I didn't take any photos on the opening night because it got so busy, but my mum brought her camera and took some. Here we are, my mum, me and my cousin:

Hope you enjoyed my round-up of the show. A lot of lovely people came to see it and it was overall a good week (if a bit tiring!). 
Here's to the start of everything to come.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

All done.

Apologies for my complete lack of updates for almost a month. The Degree Show is now all done and us 4th years are taking our work down during the next 2 weeks. I can't believe that 4 years at university has flown by so quickly. I have lots of snippets of the show to post, once I sort through all of my photos etc, so watch this space!
In the meantime, check out this review of the show- including my work :)

I also got a mention in the Dundee Courier at the beginning of the show, which was very unexpected. With such a huge number of students showing work (over 300) and around 80 in Fine Art alone, it is lovely to be picked out of that many people and get a bit of coverage.

Before I go, I just want to thank all the people who came along to this year's Degree Show and the many people who spent time looking at my work and talking to me about it.

More soon.