In the final year of university; the final year of being under a shared wing of fellow emerging artists, it is important to make the most of the different skill sets that are currently so readily available to us. Collaboration is therefore a key way of expanding our ideas through group undertakings; allowing our creative practise to develop in new and often unexpected ways, and to nurture our understanding of how to function in our future role as free lance practising artists (post graduation).
This term, I will be collaborating in several ways.;
- Undertaking in a Participation Art exhibition;
This will not only allow me to develop work directly in response to my theoretical research and supply it with direct first hand examples, but also allow for in depth discussions with peers who are also studying into this area. We are holding twice-weekly meetings throughout the run up to the exhibition, as well as having developed a private Facebook page through which we can continue discussions, and share research material.
- Participating with Sarah Blome; Graphic Communication Student; Having previously discussed the possibility of collaboration, I have been approached by Sarah Blome whom will be collaborating with me to develop her next project, through which she will work with me to create a visual language/world through fonts, advertising and website design to express the art works that I am creating. This will expand directly upon my creative practice (that focuses on ideas of communication and language) in new ways, as well as giving me experience in working collaboratively with an outside agent to create a professional identity for myself as an artist, developing towards my future career.
- Collaborative work with Kelly Briggs;
As previously undertaken for numerous projects and expressions of ideas, I will continue to work with fellow Fine Art student Kelly Briggs to explore our ideas.