Diversion is an exciting exhibition of work-in-progress.
Open during degree show week at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. Although not graduating until August 2016 or 2017, students on the Master of Fine Art, Art, Society and Publics course decided to open up their studios and show off work so far. I am one of the students, due to graduate August 2016.
As well as Open Studio there were artists’ talks and workshops, copious teas and coffees as well as a small exhibition of finished work in our Event Space.
A small team of us took on the task of curating the exhibition and producing a publication to be sold alongside the exhibition.
My submissions for this exhibition included:
“A Thought” – 45 cm long, sculptural piece, various textiles – you see it here crawling up the corner of a wall.
This is my idea of what my thoughts look like as they make a bid for escape , causing me to divert from my work!
“Procrastination”, print of an original work (pastel on paper), 33×43 cm, framed.
This work is based on a dry stone wall, near the small town of Dunkeld, against which I sit and procrastinate, often using it as a diversion from my work. Originally titled just simply “Stone Wall”, I decided to retitle it to both suit this theme of this exhibition and to acknowledge what the work is really about.
Taking part in this exhibition has led me to realise that my idea of a diversion is generally a form of procrastination!