7 to 16 July | Opening 7 July, 7pmReflections of Inscape by Laura Elaine Sloan tackles issues of space and identity, with a focus on the natural. The idea of ‘nature’ and ‘wilderness’ acts as a separatist backdrop to urban modern society; wherein its importance as a platform for a progression of ideas is diminished.
Laura uses only memory based snippets from her research, resulting in an out of time happening with particular forms, textures and auras prevailing through her self-specific experience of the landscape. She aims to lead the seer to consider their own understanding of presupposed surroundings and how inflections of the environment informs their own sense of self.
Framewerk, 10 Upper Newtownards Road, BT4 3EL Belfast
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Good opportunity for anyone living in/near the Belfast area; a painting symposium with the graduate class of 2015! The members of the group will be displaying work in relation to digital media and painting in time. We will tackle issues regarding the divide between the static and moving image. It is a free show and any artists and art enthusiasts are welcome. This will be a group exhibition with the graduate class of the University of Ulster with speaker Brian Bishop acting as our Main Speaker. Other speakers/ contributors include Dougal Mckenzie, Doris Rohr, Fionna Murray and Robert Armstrong.
The talk will be in in the Riddell Hall on Saturday 11th June 2016 12.30-17.00 pm with the exhibition of works opening in the Crescent Arts Centre at 19.00pm
Riddell Hall 185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast, BT9 5EE
Crescent Arts Centre 2-4 University Road, BT7 1NH
Space ready and fully broken in after about a week, currently placed at Array Studios on Kings Street. Great space, found that I cant get into a productive state quite quickly, close to town for supply runs and exhibition viewings which is unbelievably handy. My studio-mate is Ellie Niblock, textile/sculptural/fine-artist and all round inspiration machine. She currently creates forms based around the states of consciousness that are activate during the formulation and actualization of ideas. Objects that come from a state of mental flow and realize themselves as independent and tactile, she writes, 'The colours I use represent the emotions felt by people. The form demonstrates the confusion through the use of shape and texture, which portray a train of thought that equates with the particular condition of the mind.' http://www.ellieniblock.co.uk/ Give her a look if your interested! Keep you posted!
For the end of Semester one I presented a series of acitates alongside a large scale painting of abstract achitectural shapes. I was quite happy with the end result, however I was later told I would have recieved a higher overall mark if I had presented my other large scale painting (oops,oops,oops) regardless I recieved a mark that I was extremely pleased with! Accompanying this work I had collages, prints, a logbook of activity, a project book, a file for artist's research, first hand photos and large paper drawings. For this project our modules included studio practice (40 credits), which included all practical artwork and research, history and theory (10 credits) which was sumbitted online and professional practice (10 credits) which was presented as a critical report, an activity logbook and a research file.
This website was created for my professional practice module in 2nd year 1st semester, this blog will be a continuosly updated artist dairy or logbook, which will be used to track my progress and share personal critical thoughts on my art projects. I will be including photos of my studio space (which may incourage me to keep it tidy!) and photos of all new artworks, exhibitions or shows.