28th November 2016

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If the Art School only see their students as a number then I’ll use them as one.

Above link is to buy my studio space at The Glasgow School of Art please bid away as I would like to afford next months rent.

 

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28th November 2016

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LET US LEARN

The Art School have been taking more and more students in in the past couple year my year included there are 79 of us in Painting & Printmaking Year 2 (2016/2017).

You might think oh that’s great more education for more people but when a school is built for a certain number of students you notice the decline in student happiness immediately.

There aren’t enough places in workshops in our own department let alone if I would like to learn casting (part of SEA department). We don’t get to learn the skills we would like or need.

The Tontine studio being so far away from the rest of the garnethill campus separates the community and makes things like equipment book outs, library books and lectures more difficult.

The stress on the staff is obvious, we get an 30 minutes to an hour with a tutor every couple of months if we are lucky.

It’s hard to stay motivated when you’re own art schools motivation is not with its students.

This affects me more personally because I’ve been trying to transfer to Sculpture and Environmental Art since year 1. I was in conversation with both departments and after being told to think about my decision and offered a place on the course when I made the decision I was told the course was now full. I would be able to accept this more easily but after researching I found that there were places  just not for me, a Scottish student in a scottish school because I’m not bringing gsa the funds an international student is.

 

15th November 2016

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First crit of the year.

I set up a photograph in the composition you would see in traditional portraits of people of status. Almost always these photographs and paintings are of white, wealthy, straight, cisgenered men. If not of them they are for the male gaze.

 

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                                                    Francis Horner by Sir Henry Raeburn

 

Raise a Scottish glass for our friend Pete, may he be remembered.

14th November 2016

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I get distracted and don’t quite know what’s going on then a couple of days pass and the house is falling apart.

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Oh Mary

Wall paper in the studio that was left on the flower and the wall of my house as viewed from my window. New Instagram account posting images likes these as a place to store them :

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All the images on the Instagram are times and dated,

 

The drips down the wall in my room due to condensation and the mold growing on the skirting in my room.

 

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The bruise on my knee from falling at a gig.

 

3rd November 2016

In September I found this gold wall paper in skip round the corner and have been keeping it on the floor of my studio. The back is burnt, it’s damp and filthy.

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Table cloth I used last year in an installation matches some other found wallpaper well. I’m into the stains, the kitchy aged floral print and the mess.