We recently had a lecture from the Graphic Designer Ken Garland. It was very interesting as he talked about visual metaphors and how we as artists view art. I found this a good eye opener for my GARP research, use these theories when looking these photographers work!
I attended the Susan Cotton Awards as it was something I was drawn to hear about and thought this would be an excellent opportunity to take part in.
I was firstly introduced to Susan cotton herself who explained that basics about the programme.
£2,400, international grant
£1,400 European grant
I side a4 application.
where you want to go
deadline : 25th of janurary first application
Shortlist- fuller application,-budget timescale timetable.
More for the experience rather than academic.
Your personal experience
Orignal ideas about your time there
Put them in contact with other people.
Predicted- visit museums. Etc make it unusual!
Art turns left socialism Cuba
She mentioned an artist called Jorge Pardo who’s work looked really interesting!
i have found his website and became really intrigued by his work.
Love the scale and colour of this piece.
She mentioned that she attended an exhibition of his work, were constructed the work as you explored the exhibition.
Another point that i really picked up on was the Cuban Film Poster. I really admire silkscreen works!
Shes added that it was her most enjoyable part of the trip, idrew inspiration from her visit and think this would also be a perfect experience for me!
She also mentioned ‘Osspaaal Poster’ poster designs from the 1960s to date who use posters as a social art form!
I researchedd Ospaaal posters, this is one of my favourite poster!
Alot of the work is Political.
Another student that interested me was Liam Peacock!
He travelled to South Africa to Gamkasloof-
'Hell Oudshoorn to George'
He played alot of videos of his adventure!
he didnt mention many exhibitions or art involvement but it was still interesting hear about.
Bee hughes was another student that gave a talk about her experience.
she mentioned that she travelled in the summer to make her trip more flexible
She wanted to explore eastern and central Europe.
Her adventure began in London- Munich -Vienna and then Budapest
When applying for the award i would like to do explore similar places to Bee.
She mentioned that the architecture in Munich was extraorindiary.
Streed festival was a festival she attended also said she simply loved people watching around the city.
’Its easy to mess up travel plans’
Budapest- bistritz xxxx
She ended up travelling to Prague instead which then lead he on to Croatia
she visted zadar then raducic where she said life seemed very different, Older generation with no running water.
I really enjoyed this lecture and will definately be applying, i think it is a brilliant opportunity to expand my experiences, learn more, become more confident in the practice by seein other art around the work and just an excellent way to meet new contacts!