Well it’s been two months since I finished university and so far things are going okay. I did my weeks work experience at the Guardian which was amazing, I learnt so much in such a short space of time and actually got a sense of what working full time hours is like (scary!) I mostly spent the week on the Arts and Culture desk transcribing interviews, writing short review snippets, researching upcoming exhibitions and inputting articles to Adobe InCopy.
I also got to attend the morning conference everyday where the editor and all the big wigs from the newspaper sit down to discuss/debate current issues. Although the highlight of the week was watching the editor Alan wander round the offices in his bare feet singing to himself, no one else seemed to bat an eyelid…
Here’s a few pics:
I’m still getting to do ‘arty’ stuff at the moment which is good. After attending the Factory Night @ Staffordshire Hoard I’ve been commissioned by Red Nile to produce a site responsive piece drawing inspiration from Trentham Gardens. I’ll also be working collaboratively with composer Stef Conner and will be exhibiting at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery early next year. I’m spending a week in Stoke from the 18th and will be documenting my progresses via this blog from then.
I’m also involved with WEYA (World Event Young Artists) and will be taking part in Park in Progress in September. It’s an intensive 10 day residency taking place in Nottingham creating art work and collaborating with artists from the U.K and E.U. to produce work inspired by Nottingham Castle and the local grounds. I’m actually really excited for this, it will be so refreshing to work with a group of people and have all the technical resources provided. I’ll be live blogging and tweeting during this event (follow #weya for updates).
Other updates – I’ll be having some of my work published in an annual Pop Photo Manuel book which will available from Nov ’12 and from Sept ’12 I’ll be updating from Padua, Italy and will be spending three months there teaching art workshops in an English school so I guess this will kind of turn into a travel blog as I’ll be updating pics of the local area and any site responsive work I produce.
Anyway, this blog has mainly acted as a way of documenting the work that I produced during University so this post will hopefully give you an idea about what I’ll be blogging about in the near future aka, post uni life. :(
I wanna thank all you lovely people who have watched this blog grow from when it first started during my first year of Uni and have helped me develop my work and have provided encouragement and kind comments along the way. I made it in the end! Woohoo.
- Factory Night @ Staffordshire Hoard Treasure & Saxon Pilgrimage (thecreativediarist.com)