Undead Painters, Forum, 7th July 2016
BA Painting Studio, Wimbledon College of Art
This opportunity to interact with a fascinating group of painters was really rewarding. I wrote to James Petrucci to see if I could join the forum. I have spent plenty of time interacting with many disciplines of art within the college environment, working with my peers so to meet other artists who paint was insightful. Unfortunately I did not get the full afternoon plan so did not get the opportunity to show my own work and discuss. This was not essential. I gained a lot of insight into listening and participating in the forum. Alistair Gordon and James Petrucci, Wimbledon alumni, formed this group in 2014, they also brought Charley Peters along, whom I have met before through other external connections.
The aim was to create a dialogue, crit and discuss new work between the group. It was an informal, yet professional, environment. The artists were generous with their input interesting to listen how other artists approach these important interactions. The works were viewed one by one. All the artists were given an opportunity to talk about their work and then the other artists were given an opportunity to crit, give feedback and ideas. I felt all the artists were engaged, encouraging and generous.
Undead Painters, Flash Salon II, 22nd July 2016
ASC Studios, Goodwood Road, New Cross
Another opportunity arose to meet and interact with more artists fascinating group. 18 artists exhibited in the space, all with very different practices.
I felt that this model was a really interesting way of engaging with fellow artist on a regular basis. An opportunity to interact, view new work, critique and hold discussions as well as engaging the public by throwing the event open as a one day event.