Saturday, 24 March 2012


Spring has hopefully finally arrived and I can start to enjoy the nice weather when I am not working or attempting to move forward with my FMP...which as of yet is slow off the mark. Here are some of my spring snapshots to get me into the swing of things.

Exhibition complete!

After a long week and a half the 'Landfalls' exhibition is finally up and running! Come and visit us! Southampton Bargate gallery, Wednesday- Sunday 12-5 until the 29th April :)

It has been a tiring but amazing experience and I am glad to have had the opportunity to help out.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Gallery installation

As I am currently lost in my own project it is nice to be able to help someone else with theirs. At the moment I am one of four students helping our lecturer with the installation of his show at the Bargate gallery in Southampton. It has so far been a great opportunity  to learn how an exhibition is curated and the little details that need to be taken into consideration.

The exhibition is called 'Landfalls' and you can see information about it on his website

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

project dilemas

FMP- still in the experimenting stage and at the moment I have two ideas that are going completely different ways.
The first is to photograph an emptied surface in the house, are the objects that were removed from the scene important when creating a representation of their owner? do the objects need to be in the picture to tell a story, how effective is the absence of the objects within the photograph?
This next idea is based around Nigel Shafran and his interest in the way other people order and stack their things, almost creating sculptural forms made up of domestic things. ' We take pleasure from the arrangement of ordinary things'. This photograph is about the chaos of the everyday life surrounding this vase of flowers. The owner has placed this vase with a purpose, they want to create serenity and beauty within the room. Is the vase hidden amongst the everyday items, lost into the mix of the over looked items. Shafran says that 'how we place things can be telling of how and what we are', so does the placing of this vase represent the character of the occupant?

I guess I am writing this post because I am confused as to where I am going with this project, maybe writing it down will help me to discover what I am looking for!