Friday, 31 August 2012

International day of the disappeared

As Painting and Printmaking administrator at Glasgow School of Art, I am sometimes contacted by individuals or organisations with opportunities for staff and students. A couple of months ago I was approached by the British Red Cross who were looking for a student to do a painting for the International day of the disappeared campaign. This was no usual painting thought; it was to be done so as to camouflage a figure into the background.

I am delighted that I have been able to assist in the realisation of this project, and hope that it raises awareness of one of the many activities of British Red Cross.

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Monday, 27 August 2012

10 Rules for Students, Teachers, and Life by John Cage and Sister Corita Kent

10 Rules for students and teachers and life was originally created by Sister Corita Kent, an artist and educator, but has since been attributed to John Cage, to whom the tenth rule refers to.

Sunday, 26 August 2012



"Short films by Gill Clarke and Lucy Skaer, Ian Bourne and Nina Danino and sculpture and works on paper by Kate Davis are located within the historic interior and collections at Mount Stuart. The exhibition references contemplation and exploration through the practice of the individual artists and collectively brings into focus the intrinsic natural refuge of the 'island' space and the complex cultural strands woven through the context of Mount Stuart."

"The visual arts programme at Mount Stuart, under the direction of and curated by Sophie Crichton-Stuart, aims to promote and facilitate interest in the contemporary visual arts and bring exhibitions of an international standard to Bute and Argyll. It utilises the context of Mount Stuart and the Isle of Bute to create potential to reach a wider audience and provides an exciting opportunity for public artwork as well as accessible educational opportunities.

The Victorian Gothic Mount Stuart is one of Scotland's most exceptional country houses. With a diverse 18th to 21st century landscape, it presents a unique challenge in relation to interventionary contemporary art practice.

The Mount Stuart Trust annually invites internationally respected artists to exhibit and create new work in response to both the Mount Stuart and its surroundings. Commissioned works have included land art, photography, video, film, sculpture, installation and painting. These projects have developed within the context of the archives, history and architecture of the House, gardens and island. The collaborative process of each project enriches the programme, artists' practice, and audience participation, while continuing the tradition of commissioning innovative new work at Mount Stuart."

Monday, 20 August 2012

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Coloured emulsion on collage

In this test I wanted to see the effect of painting coloured emulsion onto a collaged board as opposed to white emulsion onto a collaged board

Thursday, 16 August 2012

website being updated

Although I designed and built my website, I have been struggling to keep it up to date as it currently requires working in code, and I have managed to forget pretty much all of the coding skills that I learned when on a website course. I have therefore made the decision to pay the wonderful Davie Watson to restructure my website so that it becomes possible for me to update it without needing to type in html code.

I just had a really good meeting with Davie to discuss how the website will be updated and managed, and I am excited that I soon will be able to represent my work better by adding all my recent artwork to my website.

Watch this space!

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Ongoing work

I am entering unknown territory and am excited to be experimenting with a new medium...paint!