As Somerset Arts Week 2017 has now started, the ‘Amazing Place II : Spirit of Place’ Exhibition opened yesterday and will continue until Sun 8th October at Dove Studios, Butleigh (Venue 21) – closed Mon/Tues/Weds
I am thrilled to have been selected for the Somerset Art Work’s Creative Pathway Bursary which is a commission to make an artist book that will be shown during Somerset Arts Week 2017 (23 September – 8 October) as part of the ‘Amazing Space II: Spirit of Place’ Project, at Dove Studios, Butleigh.
The book will reflect some aspect of the creative and environmentally sensitive nature of the environment in and around Dove Studios, which includes a permaculture garden, a wildflower meadow reserve, a Land in Common re-wilding project, and the Dove and Greenhill with their print-making and pottery studios, along with other sustainable living projects.
Making an artist book in relation to my practice is something I have previously considered, so it is great to have this opportunity to explore this possibility and the prospect of developing new skills, whilst being mentored by experienced artist/facilitator Bronwen Bradshaw.
The book will become part of a collection by other commissioned artists that will be housed in The Tree-house Library, currently under construction.
I shall record my development on my blog – beingwithwillow.
The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 touring exhibition is almost at its end. Earlier this week I managed to get down to The Gallery, at Bournmouth Arts University to have a last look.
At the beginning of December I received news of my final assessment and that I have managed to achieve a 1st Class BA (Hons) Degree in Painting. I can’t quite believe I have come to the end of my studies with the OCA, but so pleased to have ended on a positive note.