I have submitted this week my first proposal as part of an exhibition at the Potteries museum, Stoke on Trent as part of The Artist and The City show which is currently on within the Museum and in conjunction with Airspace Gallery.
I find out next week if my proposal has been accepted. I have learned a lot about presenting yourself in a professional way and tailoring the proposal to the needs of the agency promoting the work. I will be delighted if I get accepted for this project as it will mean I will have something fresh to think about over the Christmas period as the resultant painting would need to be submitted to the museum on the 5th of January. We shall see.
I have had this book for a while and in terms of writing an artist statement and getting more sophisticated with my vocabulary it has been the best read so far. It is not an art book but a critical review of the legacy of feminism and the issues of our present day post feminism culture. It talks about in an articulate way the various issues I am looking at. The introduction is most certainly the best but I was disappointed with chapter 2 on magazines as I thought this would directly address my key area but sadly not. Its more about magazines in its widest sense and not womens lifestyle magazines.
But well worth the read and I know my artist statement and reasoning will be far better for it. Extensive notes taken which I know I will go back to time and time again.