In our studio, us third years had a group tutorial with Emily. We each spoke about where we are with our FMP projects and she would give us feedback well as from the other in the studio.
The summer show is approaching and at uni we’re starting to think about the work we want to be displayed during the exhibition. Obviously you want your best work to be shown and that involves curating all the work you have done this year into what shows you as an artist better.
So I’ve been trying to get on top of my visual identity and the different places I can get my name out there online and fixing things up. I’ve had a Tumblr blog for my art for a while but it was a second blog underneath my regular account and it meant that it got mixed up with my regular account and I wanted to make it separate so I added a new art blog to my inspiration Tumblr account so my inspiration and my own art are linked. I think it perhaps works better and people who visit my art Tumblr will be able to be linked to my inspiration blog.
The Foundling Museum got me thinking about the local area to the university and the kinds of places like the Foundling museum for children in the area. There were workhouses all around the area such as Bishopsgate, Aldgate, Spitalfields, Whitechapel and a lot of others all around London. I thought it would be interesting to look at the lives of the children and people in the workhouses and get a feel for the area in the 1700s and 1800s. I also need some ideas for the current studio brief and this would make quite a good one.
For our current brief, Local Universe, we were asked to put together a short PDF presentation on 3 proposals for ideas for this project ready for the first day back after the Easter holidays. My aim was to get all my ideas to somehow even just loosely link to my FMP, so the project isn’t too far from the work we need to do for that.