Communities Group Show
Wimbledon Space, submission for curator Xinyan Wang, Chelsea Curatorial Student
Through opportunities posted on Facebook on UAL Wimbledon's MFA Year Group 1 and 2 page I identified this open call as a possibility. The call is for students to submit work that relates to 'Communities'. I feel my work falls into this arena.
I felt that this was an excellent opportunity to submit work to another student from Chelsea studying on the Curations and Collections course. The message read:
'Hello, everyone! I am a MA Curation & Collections student in Chelsea College of the Arts. Recently, I am planing to apply for the group exhibition in Wimbledon Space, collaborating with theatre &screening and drawing students, along with the theme of “Communities”.
As we all know Wimbledon Space is an excellent public exhibition space, and also a great chance for showcasing works in Wimbledon college of the arts.
However the deadline of the application is the next week. So if everyone is interested about that, please contact with me: ,send me some pieces and your statement.'' (sic)
I wrote back to Xinyan immediately asking a few questions about deadlines, whether the work was to be created especially for the show or work that has already been created. I receieved a message back saying that there was to be a meeting on Tuesday 21st February at Wimbledon to discuss this further and also that I could create a new body of work. I submitted images of past work that relate specifically to communities and of my most recent work. I also tailored my artist statement accordingly.
At this stage I am unsure as to when Xinyan's proposal will be processed to see if she if successful or not.
From Top to Bottom Clockwise
"OHM" Oil on board, 30 x 30 x 4cm, 2016;
Installation View of Facebook Profile Project, Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia, 2013;
iPad in situ using Facebook app to direct viewers to Facebook live project, 2013;
Installation view, "Let's Facebook It", Tonbridge Kent, 2013;
"Young Gods - The Trainee Accountant and The Sales Negotiator"
Oil on Canvas 91 x 61 cm, 2014