Semester 3 : Artist Research ~ Rachel Harrison, Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Alejandro Almanza Pereda, Yoan Capote, Huma Bhaba, Zhang Huan, Kathleen Ryan.

My research into artists over the previous two semesters was deemed extensive but not deep. I took this to mean it was too extensive so this semester I picked a couple of old favourites to refer too : Phyllida Barlow and Jessica Stockholder. However (there's always a however) in trying to resolve my 'blobs' I …

Semester 2 : Week 8 ~ Studio Thoughts – Phyllida Barlow, Robert Morris, Linda Benglis.

Quite a few thoughts today to with work I got done, Stephen's chat, and my own research. I still feel a bit frustrated, that I haven't found a...fulcrum but also worried that I shouldn't find a fulcrum..or starting point for my practice. Less is more or more is more?Yet I am sick of constant confusion. …

Semester 2 : Week 7 ~ Artist Visit with Stephen Brandes – Rachel Harrison, Jason Rhoades.

Yesterday we had the first of three visits from artist Stephen Brandes. He spent the day going around to each of us in turn to talk about our work and practice, our ambitions and our plans and gave us some tips and feedback. I found him very personable, modest and knowledgeable with an interesting and …

Semester 2 : Week 6 ~ Studio Update : Trust & Let Go – Andrea Fraser, Thomas Hirschhorn, Martin Kippenberger

While everyone has been baking in the heatwave outside I have been baking the studio for the last two days. It was meant to be for four full days but the college had to close today so I am catching up on my blogging and notebooks. Much of the studio work for the semester so …

Semester 2 : Week 4 ~ External Assessor Interview – Jake & Dinos Chapman, Jonathan Meese, Paul McCarthy, Tal R.

The examiner was wonderful to talk to and was immediately able to recognise multiple strands in my work and gave me a lot of artists to look up and some good feedback. I was quite relieved as I am concerned about the cerebral, serious, minimalist bent of the Irish art scene in general and of …

Semester 2 : Artist Research ~ Niamh McCann, Trisha Brown, John Bock, Neil Carroll

Some artists that were recommended or who caught my eye this month. I saw the Niamh McCann show at the Hugh Lane advertised...I think I have missed it but love the look of this work. http://www.niamhmccann.com/ Trisha Brown I think was recommended by one of my tutors after I had expressed an interest in the …