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Tyler Coop I can remember being in my first year of uni and looking up to the third years thinking it was impossible that one day I would be putting on a show. I've always kind of felt that when I looked up to older students even at school; I remember wondering how people sat... Continue Reading →

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Panic Attack Series

Being a creative person is the best thing in times of trauma, sadness and general unhappiness. Being creative provides you with an outlet that may not otherwise exist; a space to release all the inner burdens. I had a series of panic attacks last year as a result of some emotional baggage and initially they were... Continue Reading →

Studio Fun

Sometimes it's really refreshing to step away from all the thinking and the books and just work with a material. I had these foam polystyrene pieces (the kind you put in packing boxes) that I decided to paper-mache into limb-like forms. I didn't really have a plan or know what I was doing, I just wanted... Continue Reading →

John Virtue

I was looking through some old work when I came across these images of my First Year studio. This was probably the one and only time my choice of topic deviated from Body Art and instead focused on the natural landscape. I think I surprised even myself in this shift as there was no real explanation for it... Continue Reading →

Empty Walls

For me presentation of work has become a slight struggle. When I was a painter it was simple, easy. Grab a nail, grab a hammer, make sure your canvas is straight and voila! The piece is hung, the piece looks perfect. With photographs you need to put a lot more thought into it. I was... Continue Reading →

Studio

Every year Northumbria University holds a Fine Art Auction to raise money for our Degree Show. Normally, this takes place in March, however this year we are holding it in December. I am part of the team organising the auction and my role within that team is to gather artwork. This means getting in touch with... Continue Reading →

Inner Conflict

I've been thinking about my work a lot recently. Well, I think about my work all the time but at the moment I've been thinking about it in a far more transitional sense. I am conflicted. My entire life has been a mess of paint. Brushes in my handbags, batik ink on my fingers and shoes, acrylic... Continue Reading →

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