June 11th – June 23rd (Private View June 10th), Wolverhampton School of Art, Wolverhampton.
I exhibited work which was the culmination of my ten-month long obsession with finding the lost and abandoned balloons of Britain.
Autumn 2015: Portraits Exhibition
October 2nd – October 29th Weston Park, Staffordshire.
This exhibition displayed work from the Shrewsbury College of Art and Technology art school and included work by students and staff (and former students). I had one piece of work in this exhibition, which is composed of four individual paintings. The purpose of these paintings is to present a whole ‘portrait’ of a friend through the objects she treasures.
Spring 2015: Traces.
My intention with this project was to focus my interest in examining the extra-ordinary lives of ‘things’ by looking at a selection of objects from the First World War. My aim here was to examine how current generations relate to and perceive objects from the First World War and question whether these objects can provoke thought about the lives of people who lived a century ago.
Autumn 2014: Powis Castle exhibition: Collections & Connections.
The Powis Castle exhibition was the culmination of ten-months research based on responses to Powis Castle in Powys. Myself and another student, Bill Sample, responded in our own ways to the objects in the castle. My work was about the relationship we have with objects as curators, owners and visitors.
Autumn 2013: Time Pieces exhibition
Time Pieces was an exhibition of the work of myself and two of my fellow second year contemporary art practice students from Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology. All of us, in our own individual ways, explored themes related to absence; the ‘trace’ of something that once existed, whether it be physical or metaphysical. Memory is the store of these things that once had a presence. What is this trace of a presence made up of? How do we represent this trace in our consciousness? This exhibition was about bringing to life these traces.
The video installation.