Degree Show Previews and Susan Philipsz

It’s been a busy few weeks preparing for the degree show and I am afraid I have been a bit lax in updating this blog however the show is now underway and is going great.

Thursday was the associates preview which was attended by the Turner Prize 2010 winner Susan Philipsz, a former graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone. Susan is the first artist working with sound to have won the turner prize and she gave a lecture to students about her work in the afternoon. Her presentation was followed by a question and answer session with a small panel of students which included myself and two other artists working with sound and performance. Susan was very friendly and extremely complimentary about the work she saw at the show.

Friday was the opening and the atmosphere at the show was buzzing. I had a lot of interest in my artist books (available from blurb.com following the link to the right) and some interesting conversations about both my work and the show as a whole. Of course the booze was flowing so everyone was in high spirits.

For the rest of the week I will be invigilating and performing at various times.  Performances are scheduled for 3pm Tuesday 24th, 1pm Thursday 26th, and 11am Saturday 28th in my space in the Cooper Foyer Gallery, but I will also be doing unscheduled performances throughout the week both in my space and around the university.

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