Musings on art and life.
Yesterday I ran the first of two workshops I have planned as the practical component of my thesis research project. My project is called Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art and the Environment, and it’s intended to be a launchpad for an online community of artists employing waste plastics in their practice. I have to admit to some initial uneasiness with the idea of an open-ended exhibition platform, but I am gaining confidence in the possibilities this experience is opening up for me and others involved. The event went off really smoothly, and I’m pleased at the positive responses from everyone who attended. The art ranged from whacky to lovely, but everything came out extremely well and the general consensus is that it was fun to be there! All artwork will be exhibited on an upcoming website that completes the practical component of my research, but for now, here an image of a lovely bouquet of flowers made by two of my colleagues from my grad program.
The next workshop will take place on Saturday 17th of January, and participants can register for the event on Eventbrite. Spaces are very limited, but if there is enough interest, I will look into building on this model and implementing it off campus at a later date. Maybe after thesis defence…
I have begun work on the website, and will be publishing information on its launch closer to March. It will include images of the making process and objects made, as well as being a site that any workshop participants can update regularly with their related work.
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