Tuesday, 26 April 2016

OPEN CRIT // Lorna Mollart & Steve Hockett


Wednesday 27th April

Islington Mill 1st floor common room/ gallery 

6pm - 9pm


Islington Mill Art Academy member artist Lorna Mollart will be presenting a range of new audio and sculpture works and Islington Mill studio tenant, Steve Hockett, an artist, designer and doer of things, will be screening a recent video work.

Potluck Dinner in 1st floor Common Room from 6pm followed by crit in the gallery  – please bring a dish to share (enough for 1 person, can be home-cooked or shop- bought, home cooked is nicer!) and BYOB.

Let us know if you are planning on attending by clicking on the Facebook event.


Friday, 8 April 2016

Mapping your practice

Roadblocks - surprisingly universal!

Some of us at the Art Academy are going through a period of reflection and after finding ourselves having some free time to dedicate to our practice, we held a planning session to try to come up with some goals for the next year...

 

We looked at where we'd like to be in a years time, and chatted about different areas of our practice.

Short cake break then we all wrote down the things that we felt were stopping us. 

Then we played post-it-note-bingo and each added relevant notes to the last one which was stuck up. Turned out that despite being at different points in our practice and lives, they were surprisingly similar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's some feedback from other members about how the session helped them...

 

Get Everything - Sara Nesteruk

Had a brilliant meeting at the Art Academy today, working on planning, goal setting - focus, some very interesting ideas,* incredible inspiration, and a clear vision, focus and -
well, loads of stuff for the film, the proposal, the approach - particularly looking at the first year, the year ahead (now) where I am now, what I want to do over the next 3, 6, 12 months, and beyond.

Loads of brilliant ideas - all to be digested, with cake, over the next few days and weeks. A great (visionary) starting point, or slogan, project, motto, or approach - for year one. - Below.

I'll post more ideas as they form, settle, digest and process.

A massive thanks to Morry - for all the wonderful vision, focus, inspiration and ideas, to Lisa, for organising, and to everyone there for a great event, loads of ideas and inspiration. (2)

* Questions - Some insightful, clear, and quite profound (and very simple, but important, questions)
(2). - Cake.





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Next time we'll break down some of our goals into action plans, and start looking at ways we can experiment and expand our practice.

Here's the document we worked from if any of you fancy having a go yourselves!


Friday, 1 April 2016

Notes from Crit - Sara Nesteruk


Sara Nesteruk presented a proposal for her PHD project...


Recipes for Baking Bread.

Project Proposal - presentation of proposal in progress, themes, ideas - approaches, production. Documentation, physicality and form of the final object.

Documentation, presentation -
performance, and the performative aspects to the work - how and - where (?) -
how, it will, and can be received.

Will the reciever, or audience, know about the production - methods, process, and ideas, and how?
 A document that requires gentle care and handling - gentable.