These last couple weeks have been a whirlwind of plan making and organizational bravado. I have to admit to being less than stellar at either but, onward I go, and in broad daylight, too! In and out of storage, sorting and sifting and finding works of art for my upcoming exhibition ‘draw the line’ at the University of Fraser Valley Gallery. I am happy to be able to show many works that have never shown outside of the studio due to their size and exhibition constraints ie: they are either large, small and/or on paper. They are unframed pieces: a sketchbook, a small series on photo paper, drawings on kraft paper with sewn layers, large drawings on 300 lb Italian watercolour paper, two pieces composed of photographs sewn together then painted and drawn onto. In other words, the show will offer a diverse look at my work from the last several years.
*Opening reception Thursday, March 6 at 4pm after the artist talk at 3pm*
And in other related news, I have been accepted to study at Falmouth University in Cornwall, UK for their Masters award Art & Environment! This course is new and unique and is an exciting combination of research and mixed media art. It is bound to be a game changer for me creatively and just getting there will be a challenge! To this end, I have set up a new page on this blog called ‘Get Smart Campaign’ in order to help with the financial aspects of becoming an international student. The tuition, for example, is $22,000, and in order to apply for a student visa, one must have this ‘in the bank’! I will also be applying for many grants and scholarships that are available through the university and am open to hearing about any grants you may know of. So far there is only one in Canada that I am eligible to apply for and that is through the BC Arts Council. Thank you in advance for checking out the page, ‘liking’ it, sharing it, participating in it. I will be adding new incentives each week so make sure to stop in again to see what’s cooking!
With great big gratitude & best wishes, Siobhán