I was a part of a virtual group exhibition at The Art Station in February 2021 titled ‘Congruous’.
Link to exhibition: https://theartstation.uk/exhibition/congruous/
The exhibition consisted of the level 6 Fine Art students at University of Suffolk.
For this exhibition we worked with The Art Station, most of the communication was through our tutor. We had deadlines for when we needed to have information, posters, photos and most importantly the video of the exhibition ready so that The Art Station could approve it. This process went really well, The Art Station were really accommodating and supportive. Most of the work for the exhibition was approved without any issues, it was just the poster that needed fine tuning to make sure The Art Station logo was clear and wasn’t too close to anything else, which was easily fixed.
Every time I am a part of an exhibition I am improving my skills with time management, communication and working as part of a collaboration.
This was an interesting experience, as it was originally going to be a physical exhibition at The Art Station but had to become virtual due to COVID-19, The Art Station was a joy to work with, and hopefully there will be future opportunities for me to work with them again and use their amazing exhibition space.
The Art Station was also kind enough to let us do an Instagram take over on their account. Although this was challenging to organise it was really useful, thinking about what would work as an Instagram post on a different account. We each had a day Monday – Friday where we organised 2 posts including the text and hashtags we wanted to use to go with the image. We also had as Instagram story as part of the Instagram take over where we shared images that showed what inspired our artwork. We were not able to have access to the Instagram account ourselves, so we had to email the 2 posts and the images for the story to our tutor so that they could be posted on our allotted day.
Link to The Art Station Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/the_artstation/?hl=en