During last week I met some students at an opening and workshop event at the university. I had been contributing to the Pop My Mind project devised by Oliver Squirrel and organised also with Laurel and Karis. They are artists working at the Atrium Studios who have developed the online collaborative initiative over the past year. www.popmymind.com
The event added to the opening of an exhibition called Revolutions, showcasing a collective of responses to the theme that Pop My Mind raised online. The image here was a collaboration of my secret image made using a wax resist technique which was realised by visitors using watercolours in the workshop. Each section was put together when finished so people could see the original starting point as well as be involved in creating it. This image was from the internet and the other three images made were responses to other artist work submitted to the Revolutions theme. I have scanned and uploaded all the images on the Pop My Mind website; as above.
I met and talked at length with a student on the fine art degree called Nicolas Lands, who had already read this blog. It was interesting to discuss my ideas and find out about his work too. I have yet to find his blog, apparently all the student do them, so guess I better find him again if I don’t find it soon, as his ideas sound interesting.
Right that’s it, off to the residency.
Atrium is an artist’s studio run by the University of Suffolk and promoted well by Carol Gant with great enthusiasm, creating a space for creative people to develop their practice with space and access to facilities.