The end of last week was an exciting one for me! Not only as thursday saw me turn another year older but friday became the date that my first SOLO exhibition was hung! This is such a big thing for me as it is the first exhibition I have undertaken that displays my work since university but it is also my first exhibition where my images are the only ones on show! :)
I was expecting to undertake the hanging of my images on Monday 20th October but in the end, we were able to hang it on the friday before. My curator (Giulia) made the hanging of my images super easy, fun and quick to install, the whole process went without a hitch and I’m so pleased with the work, it looks better than I could have ever anticipated!
The work is titled “Turning of the Seasons” and focuses on the colours and textures of nature as the seasons change from summer to autumn. I love the change from summer to autumn the most as it is the most drastic change that happens, from the leaves turning different shades of yellows and orange and red, to the textures we can feel underfoot
The exhibition is taking place at the National Assembly for Wales for the next few months!
In other news, I have submitted several images to the Nikon Photo Contest (http://www.nikon-photocontest.com/en/) . The theme for this contest is “Home”. I chose to submit some of my images from a previous body of work which I shot at a friend’s house which has a bit of a sad story attached to it. The friend whose house it was had died and I went there once the house was cleared to document the remains of a life past, the emptiness left behind and felt that this was a suitable “theme” for the contest, how a house is not a home once the person has gone. The images talk of loss and emptiness but also of the promise of new beginnings. I will be uploading the images as soon as the first round of judging has taken place (January 2015). These images should also be published to the Nikon Photo Contest page around then too.
I am currently in the planning stage for a new project which will see me taking an image every day for 365 days and using the images to create a new art work. I will be beginning this project on the 1st January as it will be easier to track the start and end of this year-long project using the first calendar date of the new year. It will also be part of my New Years resolutions too! I am planning on creating a video piece with the images taken and also a book to accompany the video. I may even produce some prints at some point too.
I am also going to be having a meeting next week with the Arts Development Officer for Torfaen next week with a view to exhibiting some work in Torfaen which is pretty exciting as Torfaen is my county of residence and many of my images and artworks have been produced around that area!!!