19.2.12

week seven: wearing art and making collages



Copenhagen was great! A touch cold (there were frozen rivers and even some snow!) but a really wonderful city. There was a wonderful amount of textile based art/design shows on whilst we were there - me and matt even got to wear some of it at The Perfect Body exhibition at Galerie Pi. The work was made by artist Malin Schonbeck you were allowed to touch and interact with a lot of the pieces, a very unusual but very exciting prospect. If you want to see more of the exhibition have a look on flickr. We also got to add to some art at the Danish Design Centre...


When I got home from Copenhagen I had some exciting news from a colleague. An article she wrote for the Guardian teaching network has been posted, you can read it here. It's all about the blog we do at college for our department and includes a resource she made too '10 ideas to make your department visual arts department digital'. I was also pleased that the screen grab they took of the blog featured some installation work I'd been doing with my applied art students. We looked at Quentin Jones and made collages and painted wood cut pieces to create the installation and the students made animated gifs from photographs of the installation -  I really do love my job! I got involved making some collages myself... 


more on flickr!

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