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An update on recent projects + work~

Hello! I am back....It's been a while since my last blog post. I've found it hard to know what/how to write the last couple of weeks. I am not going to call this a block, I've just had a lot going on...finishing first year, moving house, travelling here, there and everywhere and working on several exciting projects which I can't wait to share with you. I've figured it would be best to give a visual journal of what I have been up to in the form of photographs.

Oh Comley Walk, Francli

Way back in June I made my way to Lizard with other creative people who have a passion for all things outdoors. Oh Comely had teamed up Francli to put on a walk to bring people together to appreciate the great outdoors. The walk took place at Lizard Point and we walked around 7 miles in the rain and fog. My kind of weather as it made for some great shots of the Cornish Coastline.

Brick lane Show

At the start of July I was fortunate to have some work on display at Brick lane. I chose to show my 'organic chaos' series which I had shown at the end of my first year because at the time I think it represented where I was in my practice. Combining collage and etching is something I want to push. It is this idea of fragmentation and narrative combined to create something which is personal but still ambiguous so the viewer can come to their own conclusion.

I was contacted by a lady who was interested in buying some of my work, and was overall really impressed by the show. This was a huge ego boost and has shown me that despite by work being abstracted people relate to it. The work is being sent to its new home in the next couple of weeks.

Imran Qureshi

My friend Jess has recently graduated and left Falmouth which is sad but I know she will go onto exciting things. Before she left, in her last week we opted to help set up an exhibition in collaboration with the Newlyn and Exchange gallery in Penzance.

The project lasted 4 days and took place in July, It was a real experience to be able to work with a gallery and artist in the set up of such a huge exhibition.

Carn Gray Project

This is a current project I am working on with a charity named Storylines, who promote the importance of collaboration and community. This is an on-going project where I am helping curate a show which will be put on in September in St Austell. I am working with local artists and friends who have recently graduated. The work is responding to the landscape in a particular place in Cornwall called Carn Gray.

Sam in his element, capturing the Cornish mist.

Film Photography

As I have not had access to the print room this summer I have been drawing a lot more and one of my friends recently gave me an old film camera. This has been a real learning curve for me. Below are some of my first trial runs with the camera.

Jerwood Drawing Prize

I also entered the Jerwood Drawing prize last month. I made work for the show but fell short with the importance of framing. Unfortunately my work did not make the cut for the final show but I will be excited to see the show and the work when it all comes together.

I also submitted a collaborative piece with my good friend Kayleigh. I love working with other people who think in a similar way to me. I hope to work more with Kayleigh this year to push the importance of drawing.


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