opensculpture: HUGE thanks to everyone who came and supported us on our opening night, to our sponsors and of course to everyone at the Islington Mill for letting us use their amazing venue for the exhibition. OPEN may have closed but there will most definitely be more from us in the near future, watch this space!
My work! Entitled: "Red"
Projection Piece x2 Industrial poles wrapped in red fabric x10
The Private view begins...
Signposting directions to the mill
I was concerned that the location of the mill in Salford could make it difficult to find or get too. To attempt to prevent this we gave directions on our Facebook event page, and Sakara and I fixed our “Open” flyers to signs and lampposts on the route from St Peters Square to the mill to help those who were walking.
Links to where our show is being publicised
Group blog: http://opensculpture.tumblr.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/210534075715313/ Islington Mill: http://www.islingtonmill.com/visual-arts-events.php
This year the majority of my work has taken place outside, particularly in areas of the beach and countryside where I have used the action of wrapping red wool and fabric around natural and mundane objects to transform them into objects that contrast strikingly with their environment. The setting is an integral element of the overall outcome. It is not just the materials I am using which are...
Advertising our Exhibition
I delivered flyers to a few specific places in and around Manchester. In shops, bars and theatres and around the uni. We want a good variety of the public and friends at our show.
Islington Mill Visual Arts: OPEN - MMU Sculpture... →
ismillarts: From now till April 24th MMU sculpture students will be working in the Mill day (and night!) to install their exhibition, aptly entitled ‘OPEN’ which will open our Early Summer programme! Using the Mill as their modus operandi, some students’ work responds directly to the natural aesthetics of…
We have sponsorship!
We have been lucky enough to have found a very generous sponsor. So next we need to plan what this money will go on, so we use it carefully. Alcohol Flyers Posters Cable ties Lighting??? Food???
I now know what i am going to do for the exhibition. Over the easter holidays i created a stop motion film. This will show 10 trees being wrapped though out a forest. I originally then wanted to project this onto the outside wall from inside, but sadly could not find a strong enough projector. Along with having the problem of daylight when people arrive. As my film would not be seen until it got...
Transport and Directions
Due to our exhibition being in Salford, i have been researching free transport that we could possibly put on. Running and leaving from Manchester school of Art at 5pm to Islington Mill in Salford. Bullock coaches, which is what the uni tends to use quoted us £110 for a coach that takes 49 people. We felt as a group that it would be easier for us if we did not put on a coach, because then one...
Choosing the title was our first and hardest group decision that we made! “SHIFT” was another title we thought of. But finally we all came together and chose “OPEN” which Keir came up with.
joesculptureblog: OPEN Adjective:Allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked up: “the door was wide open”.Verb:Move or adjust (a door or window) so as to leave a space allowing access and view.Noun:(Open) A championship or competition with no restrictions on who may qualify to compete.
Inside or Outside?
From visiting the mill today, I am really keen to do something outside. It is a large space with plenty of objects already there to work with. Such as bricks, pots, wood and windows. The white cube space is somewhere i feel i will not want to work. It feels far to restrained with no character, and i like to work with what is there, whether it is outside or inside. This may all change though, as...
Back to the Mill....
I have been back to the mill today, to remind myself of the possible spaces and rooms I might want to use.
Practice makes perfect…. As a year we decided to put on a small exhibition within the university. This gave us a chance to learn, but also to get things wrong now instead of later. Things to think about: Flayers/Posters Lighting Painting The layout - curating Drinks Sadly I was not able to actually be there on the night. But i had reports that it was a success. Shereen who runs...
One of the tasks as part of PCC was to look at how artists have used different places and spaces. I chose to research how artists have worked with site-specific work and installation pieces. The two Artists I focussed on were… Laura Belem and Kate MccGwire I was lucky enough to see Belem’s work at Liverpool Biennial in 2010. It was called, “The temple of a thousand bells.” It was situated at the...
Exhibitions at Islington Mill
Islington Mill is a very interesting building with plenty of history. So it has been interesting to visit recent exhibitions at the mill, to see how artists have exhibited within the building.
Islington Mill is where we will exhibit!
After visiting Islington Mill for a second time and weighing up the pro’s and con’s of all the possible spaces we viewed. Islington Mill seemed to suit our needs! We are all very excited about exhibiting here and look forward to working together in new surroundings. NEXT: 1. A TITLE for our exhibition 2. How, where and what we are going to exhibit. (Who wants to go where in the...
Susie MacMurray Exhibiting At Islington Mill
Whilst visiting Islington Mill we were lucky enough to see Susie MacMurray’s Exhibition in the loft. A wooden ladder had to be climbed to be able to see the feather filled loft. Their was a covering of white which filled the floor space of the loft. This was an interesting example of exhibiting in a space like this.
Islington Mill, Salford, Manchester
This seems like a great place to have our exhibition and it has a lot to offer due to space and interior. A possible problem is that it is not very central for people to get to. But we have researched and discovered their is a free bus from the city centre that people could use to get there. What I particularly liked about this venue was the location and the surrounding area. The mill to me...
One Piccadilly Place
This would be a blank canvas we could work with. The space could be transformed to suit our group and work, bringing the environment and work together.
Over the past few weeks we have been looking at...
The hunt begins to find somewhere we can exhibit. We need to find a place that will suit many sorts of work. We will will look in and around Manchester and research all possibilities to find the best space we can.