Art session III

W-i-maps, M-i-maps, W-e-maps, M-e-maps

Map-making – The group made colourful and innovative maps of their journey from the beginning of their research to the current place with paper and acrylic paint. Beautiful, detailed, navigable and powerful work was made full of meaning and insights.

Some comments:

‘A map to navigate the next few steps: showing connections, turning points, roundabouts and cul de sacs.’

‘a great way to re-imagine an everyday environment’

‘unstructured progress through work responded well with group’

‘I love the workshop! Such a fun way to think about my research’

‘A super workshop. Creative, thought provoking and fun. Excellent to be creative in art after writing about the benefits of the arts in my thesis. Thanks’

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Workshop plan and final maps in gallery

Art session II

Workshop plan.

Photograph of the head and shoulders of someone next to you with their phone and vice versa. Scale up to life size of larger or use light source to make a shadow and draw silhouette.

We looked  at examples of collage and photo montage from the last 100 years including Schwitters, Picasso, Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Braque, Dennis Busch and others see slideshow.

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Using collage fill the void – the inside of the shape of you with paper, paint, photographs, tissue, wallpaper, wire etc. You can see a few outcomes in the gallery.

‘. . .that all these different things can come together and make sense – can mean something’

‘I was surprised by how many things I can find to represent my head!’

‘Colour is my guide . . . and sometimes the colour brings some images that work together.’



click image for galleryOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAListening to the noise of silence / Observing and drawing missed details in the room just on our periphery of vision / Walking / Representing with imagery experiences of entering the Faculty for the first time / Recalling / Using wallpaper, wire, paper, tape to make 3D representations of ourselves and placing them in experimental ways in postcards of the building detail / Touching the unfamiliar in a familiar place / Describing and reflecting on what we illustrated and found out about ourselves, work and relationships to place.

workshop people