Worth a visit to the BA Fine Art Degree Show in Chichester

A group of us from MA Fine Art in Portsmouth took a trip over to sunny Chichester today to checkout the art on display by Chichester Fine Art students.  So glad we went, it is a great show (on over the weekend – don’t miss it!) and we picked up some tips for our show as well.

The work on display was beautiful, and so much to see from each artist.  Some of the pieces are huge and some are tiny and delicate.   There were some very moving pieces and some very skilled ones.   A great show in a wonderful location.

As for tips for our show, we liked the catalogue, the shop, the cards, the work for sale, talks from the artists and the sheer boldness of the displays – I think our show will definitely be influenced by some of these 🙂

Humour, simplicity and dedication….

Last term we had several guest speakers (that I have blogged about) and I have tried to visit as many exhibitions and galleries as I can.  Plus I have been discovering artists online too.

I decided to write three words that each had taught me and thought it might be fun to make this into a wordcloud.   I have made my own artwork from their finest attributes 🙂

Humour is the biggest thing I took from the artists I admired – keep it fun, play.

I was always struck by the dedication and passion shown by the artists and in the amount of research that went into their work.

Each one has changed my practice in some way and it has been a pleasure learning about them.

Can you guess which artists inspired what words?!

[They are: Susan O’Malley, Tanya Wood, Katayoun Dowlatshahi, Clare Strand, Paige Bradley, John Hoyland, Mark Anstee, Bruce Williams, Mandy Webb, Catherine Harper, S Mark Gubb, Suzanne Moxhay, Anthony Gorman, Grayson Perry and Rebecca Bauman. ]