Saturday, January 24, 2009

Selected for an exhibition

I just found out that some work I did has been selected to go in the annual college 'showcase' exhibition. It's the first time PhDs have been included in the event, as it's usually BA and MA work from practice-based art and design courses. I'm an odd one as I'm doing a theory project in an art college, so am pleasantly surprised I was picked!

It's nothing wildly exciting really, some of us did a couple of A1 boards of images and blurb about our PhD projects for a student recruitment event a while ago. I did my contribution really fast as it clashed with a major draft hand-in and I was quite pushed for time, so I wouldn't say I was terribly proud of it (hence the absence of link to the show!) but it's ok for what they wanted. Maybe next time I can do something with video and sound, as I originally wanted. It always comes as a surprise when other staff say they like what I'm doing, mainly because it's been going on for so long now and I never realised I'd be a blip on their radar as I don't deal with them on a day to day basis. It feels like I'm working in a vacuum a lot of the time, with no-one except my supervisors reading my work these days, so the odd bit of nice feedback from other sources is a very welcome bit of encouragement to get it finished!

6 comments:

dickiebo said...

We've been with you all the way, gal! (OK! So you had to do all the work!!!) Nice one.

deb said...

Hey, congratulations! I'm sure whatever they are exhibiting is superb. You're a bit hard on yourself.

Hotter Than... said...

Congratulations!! You should be really proud. Well done you.

Claire said...

Thanks everyone!!! It's really nice at the moment as it showed me I wasn't invisible, even though life goes on around me and I live like a part-time hermit.

It would be brilliant if it led to more teaching opportunities in the future too, especially on some of the MA courses...

hehe, having said that I'd better get on with some work now! See you soon...

SandDancer said...

Well done. We would all still like to see "it".

Claire said...

I wasn't being unduly modest actually, the PhD stuff really does look very corporate (organised by non-art school people) so my bit is pretty uninspired! Stops one from being completely invisible though.

It's here if you really are curious http://www.csm.arts.ac.uk/49091.htm

I liked the BA Graphics stuff and the product designer's 'mini me' project.