Much of the information is the same for Free Range as it is for the Exhibition at University of Hertfordshire. This is due to the fact that my wallpaper will be split between the two exhibitions and my table mats can be re-mounted at the Free Range Exhibition.
Wallpaper x 3 – £68.85
Table Mats x 11 – £66
Delivery £14 – £5 Discount for 2nd order – £9
Velcro 20mm x 10m – £27.74
Spray Mount, Business card holder & Delivery – £18.03
Forks – £5.55
TOTAL – £195.17
29th June – Opening Night
30th June – 3rd July General View
This is the leaflet/Poster created by the design team for our Free Range Exhibition. I will be emailing this out to people and I will also create an event on Facebook for family and friends.
As a group we will be planning a visit to The Truman Brewery after we have put our work up for exhibition at UofH, This is so we can determine what space we will have available and the best space for each of our exhibitions.
These images are taken from the brochure that Diane brought in for us to have a look through. There are also images from past shows on the Free Range website, this will be helpful in making decisions as to where my work might go and how it might look.
Space will be a consideration as I have a very specific exhibition and I will need to be sure I can hang my wallpaper from a size perspective but also the practicality of mounting on the walls. We are not clear on the space we have available to us all at this stage (or those not on the build/design team anyway) But we have less students choosing to exhibit at Free Range so we potentially have more space to play with.
I uploaded my profile and three images to the Free range Web Site.
I feel this module has been successful for me in a number of ways. I learned towards the end of last year my own best working practice, I have really had the opportunity to hone these skills this semester. I always have a tenancy to work tight to my deadlines and spent some time fighting with this trying to change my practice, however what I have understood is that I produce my best work later into the evening and closer to my deadlines. Making peace with this has allowed me to really work with my strengths and pull together my learning and skills from the first two years of degree study.
The starting place was to be organised, I printed lists, weekly and monthly diaries to fill out and stuck up in my working space. Knowing what work I had and when I should complete it has really helped me to stay on top of my assignments, not just for the module but for this semester. I have really enjoyed the concepts and planning module, the information and lectures have been engaging and supportive. One of the things I have found most beneficial is the time to really get to grips with my desired outcome. Full time for researching and testing without the pressure of producing any final images has been very beneficial to my planned outcome and development. I have really enjoyed having the time to discover other practitioners and artists that inspire me, also to rediscover artists I have loved since my GCSE days.
Though I have said the module was successful, this is because some tests produced unsuccessful results. This as a great thing because it has given me clarity on how I wish to move forward with my work. The key things that have come out of this for me are the need to work in a larger space as well as my small set up. I need to be working alongside another professional either a food stylist or a chef with an understanding of composition. I have to focus my research efforts towards my own desired outcome. I become distracted by such a varied source of imagery I try to work with too many examples. I need to focus this down to produce the abstract aesthetic I aim to achieve. I will look in detail at Maren Carusos work, this is the feel I would like to achieve within my own work. Lighting is key and I will add in flash lighting to see how this effects my final images. As well as smaller details such as spraying with water or oil and building up colour and layers. I need to give full consideration towards the end of year exhibition and I have been developing my ideas. I will researching this in detail over the Christmas break and will look forward to the challenge of putting together this exhibition with my fellow students.
Ultimately I have a way to go but I am enjoying testing and researching so plan to continue with this over the Christmas break, I will be ready to go full steam in to creating my final project and being part of a brilliant end of year exhibition.
During my study over the last two years I have learned I need to have a very visual plan including lists and diaries in order to keep on top of my work. My workspace images below display my printed planners, weekly and monthly. This method has really helped me keep on top of my work and be clear about the work I still need to complete. On the advice of Lecturers I have taken on board the need for a practical work space or what I like to call my working sketch book. There is a lot of value in printing the images out, sticking them on walls, moving them around. By doing this I have been able to see clearer and quicker which images work and which don’t, I have an understanding of layouts that might work when thinking of my final exhibition. At present this is in my bedroom which is my workspace, eventually I would like a set up that allows me full use of the space for my creativity.
I used a website called calendarpedia for my printable planners( Calendarpedia®, 2011)
Images are printed out 5″x7″ when I have a larger working space I will print on a larger scale to get more of an idea but this has been a helpful starting point.