What I particularly love about the jewellery and metalwork course at DJCAD is the sheer variety of work that springs from it, pushing the boundaries of what jewellery means. If you’re looking for a particularly dynamic jewellery design course, you’re guaranteed it here.
I think these were by Kirsten Manzi
Jennifer McGurk, I think
Annoyingly my favourite piece from this show is not online, and I didn’t take a photo of it! I do have postcards though, so I’ll see if I can scan it in. Her name is Sarah Finnigan.
(C) Mhairi Edwards
Mhairi’s was probably my favourite exhibition of the entire degree show, especially her thread and glue pieces. Stunningly intricate, simultaneously light and heavy, they defy perception and leave you wondering how endless Mhairi’s patience must be.
For Mhairi’s website click HERE. For Mhairi’s page on the DJCAD site click HERE.
(C) Sahar Latif
Sahar’s suspended thread piece was beautifully tense. I almost want to give it more space to breathe, to walk around it and see it from every single angle.
For Sahar’s website click HERE. For Sahar’s page on the DJCAD site click HERE.
(C) Jonny Lyons
Jonny’s work is achingly witty, somewhat dangerous, stunningly photographed and quite frankly mad. His are the kind of set ups that I wish I had thought up or even witnessed.
For Jonny’s (great) website click HERE. To see Jonny’s page on the DJCAD site click HERE.
(C) Fiona Skinner
I find it quite hard to realise that all of Fiona’s pieces are, in fact, screenprints. I’ve worked around Fiona whilst I’ve been night teching this year and witnessed her jubilation and frustration in the creation of her circular pieces. But I never had the chance to see a finished one until the show. If anyone has the nerve to say that screenprinting is easy or a less skilled printmaking technique, I dare them to say it to Fiona. I think they are beautiful.
For Fiona’s website click HERE. To see Fiona’s page on the DJCAD site click HERE.
Here is a selection of my favourite pieces from the DJCAD show. There are lots!
At first glance this piece doesn’t look like much, I guess. But I really liked it because it is quite in line with my love of the unseen and my pieces on the white walls. Making something of that which is ordinarily overlooked is right up my street.
I liked this installation too because it makes an example of accidental and natural, beautiful occurences. I think this was Liam Dunn’s space…we talked about how this was his work space all year, and how it felt right to incorporate it into his final show. It really reminded me of SKYSPACE.
Layla Rose Cowan, whose work you can, of course, see as part of Any. And. Or
Gabriele Jogelaite, who won the Bernard Cooper Memorial Prize for printmaking this year (I won it last year 🙂 )
Morag Cullens, whose work reminded me of DJCAD graduate KATIE JOHNSTON’s work
Matt Wilson, the lithography master.
Vivienne Russell (I think)
Duncan Perkins/Rusty Robin
Sarah Rowntree (sorry sorry sorry for putting the name wrong on this!)
In April my computer hard drive failed and between work trips and holidays it took a little while to get it fixed. And then when it was fixed I was suddenly off again to England with work! So all in all I am massively behind with everything.
The next couple of posts will be my favourite bits from the DJCAD Degree Show 2013.
(Artist references to follow)
Lindsay Mhairi Stephen
Layla Rose Cowan
Ana’s controversial masturbation video had people queuing to see her show.
Probably the creepiest thing in the show.