The exhibition was dismantled over the weekend. Monday 24th we had a meeting with the External Examiner. It was explained that he was coming to test the systems and processes in place at ECA to ensure fairness in the marking system. We had supplied an A4 sheet with image and written explanation which he appeared to have memorised! He could relate the content quite the thing.
We were taken in groups of 4 though I was one of a group of 3 along with George and Violetta. It was a friendly and painless 20 minutes.
The examiner dealing with BA painters was Simon Granger from Norwich. Interestingly he had not heard the term sea glass before…
One of the interesting things that came from his conversations with others was the question as to how much support came from other departments in terms of painting student's work… a lot of film-making for example. Also Suzi Sutton has a direct influence from Architecture so was there collaborative teaching at all? I wonder where this might lead.
Andrew helped me dismantle and re-instate. The whole space took on an aqua tint! Looked busy and creative though. Lots still to be done in not so many weeks. A count of just how many weeks were left until we had to get sorted for exhibiting in the degree show came to some 9.
Andrea Chambers and I did a walk through the E corridor and F landings to have a look at the studio spaces up for grabs. Even though I know the studios really well now, each year they look so different and I had a job recognising the studio I was in last year.
I was looking for good clean smooth walls and a good direct light source as I think for the tonal paintings, this would show them at their best. E01, E06 and E14 were favourable. The F studios had great light but not such good wall space. E01 and E14 would take 3 students. E06, 4. F7 and F8 would also take 3. I also considered the corridor that leads to E01. There are some interesting bays and there are smooth walls. I would have the corridor to myself which may not be a bad thing. However, the corridor is very narrow and the larger pieces may not fare too well. Lots of things to think about and lots to discuss with John when I next see him.
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