Interviews are distressing; they have made me fidgety, shaky, quite unwell even – that was when I really needed a job. So what about that instance when I absolutely didn’t need the job? In fact last year I applied for a position to work at the Venice Bienalle on a whim at 10pm the night before the closing date, mostly to […]Read more "Why I Hate Interviews"
“There should be such a feeling of love up on the bandstand, and respect for the other person and what he’s doing, that you give without thinking your support to what the other guy’s doing. Then, when you get your solo, you play what you feel.”Read more "Jazz Music and Experimental Composing"
Artists Annie Mather and Angela Van Geete talk about their future in the arts industry and what music means to them. Meanwhile, Annie Mather destroys her favourite paintings:Read more "Art Isn’t for Us"
With painting as my medium, I have explored an array of materials and developed a fluidity in my work that would only have developed through choosing such material. I chose to paint as an escape from thinking; to merely create art using only the practice itself to guide my development. As such, being directed […]Read more "Written Response to my Paintings"
‘Talking to artists is like embarking on voyages of discovery’ – Richard Cork 23/1/17 Reflection I was privileged to interview five very talented musicians and collected over 20,000 words worth of conversation. The semester was mostly research based so, whilst I could not achieve the highest grade due to the lack of resolved work, I feel that there […]Read more "Painting Music: Rhythm in Art"
I’m not a great blog writer. I am throwing the term ‘art’ around as an excuse to explain my shitty writing, however I think it is because I am trying to express my thoughts lightly over things which are actually very important to me. I am finally beginning to call myself an ‘artist’ as opposed to an […]Read more "Whimsical People: 7/11/16"
Two people from our year have been offered an opportunity to work at the Venice Biennalle for a month in 2017. This involves working alongside the prestigious Scottish artist Rachel McLean. My application: I first encountered Rachel MacLean last year and I, endearingly, described her videos and photography as garish, almost manic. Her work is […]Read more "Venice"