I was successful in my application for the studio of my choice. Some confusion as to the numbering but F8 it is! I am to be exhibiting alongside Deirdre and Anna, both of whom have some fantastic work and I am looking forward to putting the studio together.
The bit of the studio I have been allocated is a wee bit different to that I had proposed for. I have lost one window but gained a substantial bit of wall. On a visit to the studio recently, once on my own - then a follow-up with the tutor John, I have reconsidered my options. It will be a case of trial and error however and the goal continues to be to create enough work so that I can try different permutations out in the space and see what best fits. I am also interested in seeing how my work sits with that of Deirdre and Anna. Deirdre's work will comprise drawings and physical pieces sitting in the window and on the floor. Anna's work such as I have seen is very delicate repeat stitching on canvas. The good light quality of the room will set off the sparkle of the stitches really well.
I have ordered more wood from Max, triangles 60 cm by 90 cm, all ten of them. He has to get a delivery of wood and also has to get his saw fixed which I fear will not be too soon. So in the period of waiting I can attend to sorting out publications and keeping my website up to date.
I have planned on three Albelli books. One for the Andrew Grant Corridor exhibition, a second one detailing research and development for the year and a third on the use of project spaces in university. The first of these is completed and the order placed. The other two are drafted awaiting the project space I have lined up on Tuesday 1st April. I will not have the new work done by that time but I should have enough new work to document and add. This includes three triptychs, loosely titled Tonal Paintings, Large Squares and Large Triangles. I think I need to come up with something a little bit more considered...
Carol E Duff