Often an exhibition is about showcasing a new 'body of work'.
This is quite an apt description. Much like the body, the artwork is dressed to it's best is presented for the public to see - any naked insecurities are covered up. The underlying processes, growth, mental workings, and multiple [organ]isation systems that work together in order to produce that said a body of work are concealed.
'Materiality' exhibition and artists shows this 'physical body' of artwork, but it also comments on the unseen aspects which go into bringing the work to life. It discusses the multiple processes that take place beneath the surface, mentally, financially and logistically in order to deliver an exhibition or further one's creative career.
Creative Visual Storytelling documents this conversation between artist's Trisha Campbell, Emma Hawthorne, myself and Sally Young:
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4 courses coming up this Spring at Songbird Ceramics and Ards Art Centre.
Action, moving towards something deliberately is something I make an active decision about when growing my artwork and business, but it wasn't always like that.
The first two years I reacted….
Nearly every class I teach I hear someone say they feel ‘Not good enough.’
But the reality is that the terrain or distance of 'getting better' doesn't change. 'Not good enough' merely makes the journey feel more difficult - but mountains are there to be climbed, right?!
I've put together 5 ways we make Art more difficult than we need to, and in each and every point I'm raising my hand up and saying 'Yup, I do that!' Do you?
This year, I'm holding nothing back in a series and exhibition called 'Balancing Act,' a behind the scenes insight into balancing commitments and creativity. This is what’s happened in February:
I’ve been well aware that I’d be facing my own resistance this quarter as I took off so much time for the wedding in November and December. But knowing it’s coming and facing it are two different things…
Even though this painting is technically not my best work, I just Love it!
This is why…
Have you ever gone into a mad flurry of doing and then burnt out shortly after?
I know I have. So how do you prevent that?
A whisper doesn’t beat around the bush and waste time on small talk, It conveys an important message with intention.
Mini portraits are like a whisper. They may be small in size and appear unassuming or quiet but the impact they have is huge…
Each Month I’ll share two posts – the first being a monthly insight into the studio showing a round up of how I balanced the previous month’s workload, life and business with the pursuit of something that’s on the heart, which for me is a solo show.
The second post (on the third Monday of the month) will be a thought, concept or strategy to help you make more time for your he[art].
We’re back again this year with our most exclusive ceramic course of the year - a weekend retreat at 5* Ashbrooke House set within the idyllic countryside of Co. Fermangh.
This is a special place where clay has never felt so luxurious…
This year I'm holding nothing back in a series called 'Balancing Act,' a behind the scenes insight into balancing commitments and creativity. Because the way I see it, we’ve too many ‘have to’s and not enough ‘must do’s’
But this will be the first time I’ve lifted the veil as fully as this.