Sunday, 4 December 2011
In order to help raise funds for Western Primary School PTA and their much needed IT equipment, two of us were asked to design some Christmas cards for the purpose. Here is the finished product - £3.50 for a pack of eight with most of the money going direct to the PTA! Milli McGregor was the other artist with the sweet birdies. I stuck to the school theme for this piece.
This is going to be the hardest project I have ever done but I have recently started my MA in Cultural Studies and Winchester University. I chose this course because I wanted to explore theory of culture in the broadest sense and how it relates potentially to my practical work. It's a much bigger topic than I'd envisaged but fascinating! So far we have already covered sub-cultures and pop-culture, fandom, post-modernism, ideology, media representation, place and space, panopticism and consumerism, but still loads to learn and may essays to write! Next semester - the Apocolypse in American texts!
For the second time this year we exhibited as the 'Artful' group at two venues across Winchester. There was a great buzz at the private view evening and the show stayed open for an extra week to accommodate late-comers. I was showing a few new pieces based on recycling using elements found on the beach at the Isle of Wight as well as old children's toys.