PRINTS FOR SALE!

Just a small update for my beautiful friends! I have finally put an original print of mine up for sale! I will be doing this a lot in the future with more of my prints! very exciting i know! below you can see a few photos of the print that is for sale it is called ‘Rabbit and Hatter.’ and is an original print of my own, I designed this in my last year of university and I just adore the outcome of it!

you can buy it here on my etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/474764729/rabbit-and-hatteroriginal-printhand?ref=shop_home_feat_1

 

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DAY TRIP TO CANNES!

Hello gorgeous people of the internet!

So while I’m on holiday in the south of France (Frejus) We decided to take a day trip to Cannes! It was a lovey day and the views were simply amazing! however one thing that really stood out to me was the amount of incredible artwork spaced along Cannes seafront and beyond! on every corner there was some sort of sculpture to capture your attention! it was incredible! The views are of course amazing as well and I had an overall super fantastic day out! Enjoy the photos below!

Signed AJAW

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ST TROPEZ!

Hello ello ello!

so i have been on holiday for the last week as you might already know and it has been an amazing time!at the end of the first week of this gorgeous vacation we took a trip to St Tropez! and let me tell you it is a glorious place full of rustic buildings and hearty foods! It just feels like being at home but 200x better! I wish i could have just stayed here forever! please just enjoy these photos and hopefully you will understand what i am trying to say! However that is all I’m going to write for now enjoy the photos and you’ll hear from me soon!

Signed AJAW

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CELEBRATIONS!

TIME TO START CELEBRATING!

The end of university is fast approaching and I am in shock! Our celebrations have already started and I am looking forward to our graduation in September! As this will be our last big celebration and where everything all come to an end!

My friend and i have been out numerous times the past couple of weeks to celebrate this last year coming to an end. We started off with a trip to the cinema to celebrate hanging our degree show in time! We then stayed over in Canterbury and went out on the town to with some 2nd years to celebrate being graduates!

There was also the degree show opening where we all got together in that small gallery {it was incredibly hot} to rejoice with friends and family about the joys of finally finishing the course. It was a great turnout and i was incredibly impressed with the amount of people there! It really showed how hard we have all worked on bringing the show together and getting everything ready! There were also numerous prizes given out to us students. It was lovely to be acknowledged for the hard work some of us have truly put in throughout the past three years!

I was lucky enough to be long-listed for the Turner Contemporary Post Graduate Award, this is such a great accomplishment and i am so over the moon with happiness that the hard-work is paying off!

We also all attended the end of year BBQ at our tutors pub, this was a lovely celebration where we finally got to praise the tutors and show them how much they really mean to us!

So for now that is all the celebrations that have taken place, however I am sure there will be many more!

You’ll hear from me soon!

Signed
AJAW

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LONG-LISTED FOR PLATFORM GRADUATE AWARD!

Hey Friends

My hard work is paying off! I have been long-listed for the platform graduate award, if i manage to be short-listed i will get the opportunity to exhibit my work at the turner contemporary gallery in Margate. This is an amazing opportunity and i am so grateful that i have even been long-listed for this.
So that is my good news for today! I will keep you updated on this amazing piece of news, the next step for me is to complete my application form and get that sent it ready for them to view and assess. And then we can hope that I will ultimately be short-listed!

Signed AJAW

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GETTING READY FOR MY DEGREE SHOW

Hello fellow friends!

It has been a while and I have been busy setting up ahead of my degree show opening on 28th may {mentioned previously in my last post.} Everything is coming together nicely and I have finally finished hanging my degree show! It is starting to look like a proper exhibition and I am so proud of what I have managed to achieve, with everything coming together so well you can see how much hard work has been put in by everyone! Sorry for a short post however here are a few sneaky images of my degree show hanging in process and some sneaky peaks of it on the walls before it opens!

Signed AJAW

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CERAMICS IS FUN!

Hey Everyone!

So it’s been quite a while since I last posted things have been in full swing getting everything completed and ready for my degree show in a few weeks time! I just thought I’d update you on a few things, my degree show is open to the public on the Saturday 28th May 2016. {so very very soon}  I have been working very hard this past week getting everything hung and up on the walls ready for marking and then the exhibition to follow. {photos of my exhibition will be up soon}

Today I thought is give you a little insight to some of the work that I have been doing along side my print work. I am a drawer at heart which is why I love print so much, however I also have a love and passion for ceramics, which is something that I will always love but not necessarily always do. Here I have included some photos of the ceramics pieces that I have produced for my identity project.

I decided to keep the pieces purely bisk fired, I like the matt finish and the simplicity of the pieces, they are very different from the work I have been producing in print. However I am really liking the soft contradiction they have to my bolder prints. Another thing I love about these vessels is the way in which they are so simple that nothing is there to distract you from the simple markings of the facial expressions, which is the main focus of these pieces, the structure of the faces is also a big part so again with them being so plain and simple the main focus is upon what it built on to the vessel itself.

I think these work really well with my project and I am glad that I took some time out from print when I lost focus and made these vessels as an outcome, they really help hold together and enhance the idea behind my project.

So yes ceramics is FUN!

 

Speak to you again very soon!

Signed AJAW

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DADA INSPIRED EXHIBTIION

So here is another inspired post because I was lucky enough to take part in an exhibition curated by the 2nd year students at my university which was running alongside a professional artists exhibition in the Sidney Cooper Gallery, Canterbury. and to top it all of my artwork was chosen to be shown in the gallery alongside John Stezaker’s works. It was an amazing opportunity and I feel so blessed to be able to have taken part in such an inspired experience. The piece of work I produced was heavily inspired by Hannah Hoch and her own work from the DADA period. I was also influenced in producing this piece though my own professional practice. I have been looking at identity and I think this piece has worked well to portray this concept though the weird and wonderful ways of the Dada movement. Without this movement work like mine would probably not be excepted as art. However the DADA movement opened up so many doors and opportunities for what was called ‘anti-art’ and the world rejoiced at being able to express themselves freely and with no regrets.

I feel doing this project has also opened up many doors for me, I feel as though this DADA project has inspired my work an incredible amount and I believe that it really shows in my more recent pieces just how much i have taken from this project. I have used the idea of collage and mixed media and i have taken this into my work and I feel that this has only made my work stronger.

 

Thank you if you made it to the end of this post! You’ll hear from me again soon!

Signed AJAW

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NEARING THE END!

Hey Friends!

It’s been a while since I last posted but I have been extremely busy with my most recent exhibition and my final year project for university as you all well know, it is fast approaching and I have been working on bringing together some final pieces! I have loved using the photo transfer paper and incorporating that into fabric prints (done on calico.) And I have been working on incorporating sewing and texture into my work. I am thinking of developing my sewing further, perhaps physical objects to represent my different personalities.

You can see from these photographs below that I also have started adding in lino cutting to the mix. I think that has really added a diverse effect and contrast to the etchings that you usually see in my work. I feel like this has shown a big step in developing my project in its final stages and the bold appearance like I said is great in contrast to the light lines of an etching. it rivals the aquatints that I have produced previously.

I shall update you all again very soon!

Signed AJAW

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COMPLETE DRIVING FAIL.

Hey! Just another blog post for today, its currently Easter break for me and I’m taking a small break from University work this week before I have to crack on with my final pieces. Yesterday I took a shot at my practical driving test. and as you can probably gather from the title of this post. I failed. like many other people do on there first time. Unfortunately it was due to a really stupid mistake that i haven’t ever made before when driving. I stalled my car {Citroen; Cactus} half way out of a junction all because I didn’t go into first gear when I should have! like I said a stupid mistake. When reviewing my test with my examiner and instructor all he said to me was that I “became a nuisance” to other drivers. So you’re telling me if a car hadn’t come along while I stalled, I would have been fine? very annoying situation really, but I think it the pressure just got to me because apart from that and 2 minors he said “your driving wasn’t that bad” so I guess that’s a good thing.

Anyway I just wanted to post so other people can maybe see that failing you driving test is okay. It’s all practice and like they say, practice really does make perfect. At least next time I can sort of know what to expect and hopefully I will manage to NOT stall at a busy junction! I have booked another test however the earliest i could get was June, so that’s even more frustrating, having to wait 2 months for another shot but that’s just life!

Speak to you soon.

AJAW

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