Unbelievably, it’s been a whole four months since I started the residency here at Edinburgh College.
Where to start??
The students and staff were very welcoming, inviting me to sit in on crits in the first few weeks of the residency. This was a crucial and exciting stage for both the 1st and 2nd year CAPers as they were working to their own briefs, which resulted in diverse works and interesting conversation.
I was also extremely lucky to be invited along to the CAP trip to Berlin in March! Five days of non-stop galleries, museums, culture, landmarks and attractions left me a little exhausted but it was a fantastic opportunity that I thoroughly enjoyed!
Returning to the sunny skies of Scotland, I was asked to sit in and discuss work with one of the National Diploma classes who were in the development stages of their final projects. I look forward to seeing their finished pieces in the Great Big Art Show which opens next week.
I would like to thank all of the students who were able to make my talk in April. I found it quite strange discussing work that I had produced years beforehand, but in hindsight, revisiting these pieces began to inform my thought process within the studio. I am very thankful to the questions afterwards and the willingness to participate within areas of my work – you gave me a lot to think about!
Alongside these opportunities I would definitely say that I have settled into the studio. Having more room and privacy than I am used to, I have started working with bunting and banners, experimenting with textiles as well as continuing to produce time-based work. Who knows what the next month will bring!