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Browsing Archive: January, 2012

our bodies thrown in time, silent on the weekdays, tonight I claim what's mine

Posted by rosie connolly on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Ideas and Research 
On 20th January, I attended the Tate Britain's 'Dissent and Dialogue' event, it was absolutely fantastic. Along with some others on the fine art course, we were given the opportunity to explore the collections and analyse individual pieces with curator Martine Rouleau and artists Katriona Beales and Helen Rousseau. 
We explored the numerous different aspects of 'meaning' thoroughly through debate, observation and discussion. For example, we considered the effect a name can have on a piece. Whe...
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always a show but I like it when we pretend

Posted by rosie connolly on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, In : Experimentation and Artwork 

For Christmas, I was given the DVD 'Frank Auerbach: Into the Studio', which was an engrossing insight into the artist's life and practice. I didn't know that he had the same people who came to his studio to sit for him everyday, on the same day of the week, for years! I think that's just fantastic, it would be amazing to get to know someone through drawing over that length of time. The DVD included interviews with his sitters, who had some intriguing observations and views on the way Auerbach...


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run around just so I don't have to think about thinking

Posted by rosie connolly on Wednesday, January 18, 2012, In : Ideas and Research 

I've been recently thinking more and more about making my work look more professional and starting to sell some pieces for two reasons; one, I'm an impoverished student and two, I want to earn a living from Art, so I may as well learn how to profit from it sooner rather than later. I've been asked to put some work together to show at the Windsor Emporium Arts Crafts and Antiques market, so I have been looking into how to present some of my paintings and drawings. I have booked some time in th...


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But if I wake up on a bench on Shepherds Bush green

Posted by rosie connolly on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : Ideas and Research 

Grayson Perry and his customised motorbike - a shrine to Alan Measles - on their pilgrimage to Germany

 I've always thought Grayson Perry is a fantastic character and artist. I just think he's got exactly the right attitude, he doesn't take himself too seriously or kowtow to political correctness, he does what he wants, what he loves and enjoys in the way that he wants and enjoys. I was really excited when I first heard about his project with The British Museum, it's a perfect match; Perry wit...
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so steal the show, and do your best, to cover the tracks that I have left

Posted by rosie connolly on Saturday, January 7, 2012, In : Ideas and Research 
I am so dissatisfied with the constant, unnecessary theoretical pretentiousness of numerous texts and essays. I am completely in favour of self-improvement and sophisticated literature, but not to the point where, halfway through an essay, you can't remember how it is relating to the original subject. I just want to learn, not be made to feel stupid. I don't want to have to have a degree in psychology or philosophy to read about the materiality of paint. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying tha...
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