Painting Music: Rhythm in Art

‘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 […]

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Whimsical People: 7/11/16

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 […]

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Venice

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 […]

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About this Blog: 2016-17

The life and times of a diabetic drummer from Dundee. Writing is a very important part of my creative practice. I find that I am most inspired through channeling a need for identity into something expressive – whether this is through music making, painting, or writing.   It is vital that I am able to transform all […]

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update 5/6/16

It’s just occurred to me that I haven’t blogged since my portfolio hand-in date. Things I wish for my small but dedicated following (that’s right mum, you) to know: I obtained a grade B for my body of artwork that I submitted I obtained an A for the two essays I submitted (goddammit) I’m currently […]

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No longer *that* Basic 14/04

So maybe I over-exaggerated. It’s been a whole *wow* two months since, in my self-loathing I wrote that ‘I’ll never be a real Wah Wah’ article. I’ll be real with you, loyal reader. I’ve been totally inactive as far as blogging goes. (Apologies, sweet reader. My sweet, single reader.) It’s even been a struggle to find motivation to paint, […]

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What it Means to be Human

I wrote this alongside my artwork in first semester, however in light of recent events I feel that it is relevant to my life and practice this semester. I find the biological terms which describe humanness completely uninteresting as it is evident that there is something more to personhood than simply being of the same […]

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