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How to access critical feedback after your MA

I’m an artist 7 years’ post MA. I’m researching how individuals working  outside the structure of an art school access critical feedback from their peers because this is what I need to find near Bristol. These are the gateways I’m currently looking […]

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Tempting Failure CIC 2016: Reflection post #1

Tempting Failure CIC 2016. 21st-29th July. London. I attended Tempting Failure for the almost the full duration of the festival, only missing day 1 . I performed on 25th and 28th at Hackney showrooms. I was also able to immerse […]

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Organic Abstraction

I am heavily interested in the notion of fragmented materials and the organic matter; this is an endless focus in my practice through my choice of materials. The second work for my MFA show is a 7 foot x 4 […]

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MFA practice, Cardiff School of Art & Design

This year we have had three members blog about their practice during an MFA at Cardiff School of Art & Design. In depth analysis and self-reflection, along with inspiring material exploration and exciting performance work are discussed in blogs by […]

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Preparations are underway for Tempting Failure 2016

I am feeling a mixture of nerves and excitement as Tempting Failure 2016 is fast approaching. The festival runs from the 21st – 29th July and tickets are available here. My performance will be on the evening of the 28th July alongside […]

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Red Tape

I have been thinking about how I can use my limitations as material and it seems that it is the ‘red tape’ that comes with creating work within an institutional setting that is the boundary stopping me from progressing with […]

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Exploring the mouth as an autonomous site.

During Poppy Jacksons workshop we did an exercise that explored the mouth. I stood opposite Poppy for 5 mins with my fingers inside her mouth, and hers inside mine. We explored eachothers mouths; feeling the structure, the textures, listening to […]

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Caught up and ready to explore

So, it has been a while! And I’m not entirely sure why! I suppose life has been pretty busy. Returning to the studio and the course after Christmas means facing up to assessment. To be honest, I enjoyed the process- […]

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Subconscious Collaboration.

During my time at CSAD so far I have been sharing a studio space with the lovely Lisa Evans. Lisa also writes her blog here on A-N. I am really appreciative of sharing a space with someone who is so […]

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Bronze casting process development.

Over the past few weeks I have been attending workshops to learn the process of bronze casting. Although I hadn’t had an idea in my mind that I could see leading to Bronze casting previously I decided that this was […]

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Thinking about femininity.

As time passes I feel that my experience of my practice seems to feel more intense to me. I suppose this is partially down to the impending formative assessment and also the weekly development of new skills within the workshops. […]

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Reflecting on a busy, but exciting week.

The past week has passed by incredibly fast! We have the first formative assessment of the course on the 9th of December, and as it draws near the time seems to pass faster! I seem to have an ever growing […]

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First Performance Experience

So, I finally did it! I bit the bullet and experienced my first performance! I have to say that I feel a huge relief to have finally done it. What an experience?! I feel like i have just discovered a […]

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Reflecting; Realisation.

This past week has be one where I have allowed myself to immerse myself in more ‘doing’ in order to connect with my thoughts, opposed to previous weeks where thinking and research has been my priority hoping that it would […]

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Tutorial with Judit Bodor

I had been looking forward to this tutorial with Judit as she was present during my presentation about my practice. I also knew that she was a curator particularly interested in performance so any insight or guidance could prove to […]

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Presenting the past to move to the future.

Yesterday myself and three other students presented our practises to the rest of the group and Judit Bodor and Mark Gubb. (Click here to see my website to see my previous works to give context for this post).I feel that […]

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MFA. Position-Exploration-Realisation.

This blog will be a point of contact for me to reflect on my concepts and processes throughout my postgraduate study at Cardiff School of Art & Design. www.natalieramus.com

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