Sunday, 19 December 2010

Interview day with Harry and Bobbi, then fish and chips.

For the object project I decided I wanted to animate an interview with my friend Harry. He taught me to play the saxophone when I was a wee girl, so we've been good friends for many years. Harry is a wonderful musician and one of the most genuinely warm and happy people I've ever met. Leading from the piano stool (my chosen chair), I wanted to theme the interview around the highlights of his life and the joy of creative expression. Unfortunately, Harry was recently diagnosed with motor neurone disease and can't perform any more, but the world works in mysterious ways.

The interview went super great, it ended up being about 2 hours long, we just got carried away. But I have no idea how I'm going to start condensing it down, it's just good to have it on tape. After a few intense hours we revitalized with a drink and delicious fish and chips. It was wonderful.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Disco Inferno.

These are a few photos of the t-shirts and bags I've been printing over the last few days. I wanted to make some to hopefully sell at a market over christmas. I chose to print some funky guys from the 70s. Mainly because I think that disco is one of the greatest things that happened in the history of mankind. I'm not sure whether others agree, but they make pretty good t-shirts and bags.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Saturday, 13 November 2010


Here is my etching plate and several of the etchings I produced from it. It was my first try at the process and I was really pleased with the results. The image is from the same photo I worked on for Rob's recreation workshop. It's just a slightly more refined and considered version. Even though etching is such a lengthy process it was worth it in the end, as it seems to lend well to the work I make. I'm really excited about continuing with it and experimenting with many colours and images.

Workshop drawings- music and films.

Here are the most of the drawings I produced for Geoff and Jim's drawing to music workshop. Having the choice to either work figuratively or abstractly, I made the decision to draw as free as possible. I just allowed the music to influence the marks I made. It was pretty fun, I think I may have been too free though, they're a bit mental.

Next was the drawing from film workshop. It was both recording from moving image and stills, looking particularly at the environment. Great selection including; Brazil, The Assassination of Jesse James, 2001, Manhattan, Fear and Loathing and Paris, Texas. All chosen for their specific visual languages. Drawing from the moving image was definitely a challenge, but it helped that they're all incredible films. I felt slightly too excited at many moments.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Drawing Process Workshops with Anne and Roberto.

Here's are my drawings from todays workshops, they were both aiming to get us to think into the process of drawing. Anne's was focused on how mark making can be used as a communicative tool. Mine got pretty mental by the end was good though.
Then for Rob's workshop we had to create the same chosen image many times, with specific materials and such. Was a good exercise for quick working and decision making. Both were really useful for experimentation and the practice of taking risks. Woo.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Cabaret Performance.

Here are some quality snaps of the performance on Tuesday. It went pretty well even though the pressure of going first and having not rehearsed was pretty bad.
Sam and Lucy's masks were particularly brilliant, they seemed to go down well with the people.
I'm so glad that we saw the most fun idea through until the end, it was definitely worth the hassle.
Everybody seemed to respond well and have a laugh, so job done.
Plus video will hopefully be up soon.