I'm in my studio in Bristol.
I felt pretty creativley paralised in the first few weeks, I'm used to working towards a show in stages and with a plan, so because we don't know how long it will take to be rid of this virus, I don't know if the shows I have lined up will take place when scheduled, atlhough pretty unsetting at first, I'm very used to being solitary and this has actually gifted me an enforced pause and therefore time to dream and drift more which I have fully embraced!
Whats last or current song you listened to (no cheating, we all have naughty
I get obsessed by certain song whilst making work - at the moment I have Real Life by Joan as Police Woman on continuous repeat, my husband can't believe I do that but it's true, I do! It holds me in a kind of constant emotional space.
I'm ashamed to tell you the truth I literally just had cheese and peas for dinner, that's quite typical of what I eat at the studio :) I'm actually a good cook and do so a lot at home where meals are much more elaborate! But I have limited studio kitchen facilities...
What's the next thing you are going to cook?
If everything in your house was going to be the same colour what colour
I've caught one from my husband, who always salutes a magpie and says 'good morning captain' (not necessarily out loud but in your mind will apparently do).
What makes you laugh (feel free to share any videos, memes, record a
Which artist-living or dead would you like to share your quarantine practice with? Why?
I have two! Paula Rego for the sheer energy of her imagination and her craft and Rodin - as he is the supreme sensual sculptural master!
Close your eyes and draw something you love.
We are probably going to get through a lot of these homework sheets - so
We are putting together a mixtape - what’s your go to song for dancing ? being in the studio? chilling out? falling in love?
Just for me by Al Green - played loud! Can't beat him for smooth grooves :)
Into the Ether - Leif Vollebekk
I could Drink a Case of You - Joni Mitchell
For Exercise Three, we ask our artists to pick one of the following subjects as a starting point to make some work using an A5 piece of paper/cloth/whatever you like to the size with no restriction on media. These will be published on our website and available for £110 each.
Still life: pick 3 items from your surrounding and recreate them
Draw the last text you received/Page 15 from a book you are currently reading 7th sentence down
Draw the last exhibition you saw/in style of the last exhibition you saw
Check out Beth's exercise three piece here