All posts by Christina Amelia Roselyn Marshall

MA interior design and MA textile design exhibitions at the cookhouse and triangle space

It was quite interesting going to the MA interior design exhibition and the MA textile design exhibition. This is because it was lovely exploring different sides of the art world and see how other people respond to the idea of ‘art’ within interior/ spatial design and textile design. Whilst walking around the two spaces it was interesting to see the range of materials and processes that were being used in order to allow the viewers to communicate and respond to the ideas that the MA students had created. It was great reading through their thoughts of how the students had got to one stage to another and seeing how the final piece that each student had created symbolised each decision/ idea. It was great to see how the MA interior design project allowed each member of the audience to interact with their ideas and see in what ways the viewer would respond to their idea.

Whilst walking into the MA textile exhibition it was fantastic to see loads of different designs, materials and processed taking place and forming into beautiful and outstanding pieces of artwork. By going to these two exhibitions it has allowed me to develop my ideas further and look deeper into other forms of art and see in what ways I would like to develop my ideas further. Here are some images from the two exhibitions I visited on 15/5/15.

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Painting and methods workshop with George Blacklock

It was very inspiring going to the painting and methods workshop at Chelsea College of Arts yesterday because it allowed me to explain more about my work and ask other people’s opinions on it. By doing so it has allowed me to see in what ways I can improve my work. It was great doing the workshop with a range of MA and BA students because it helped me to see what other kinds of ideas they were interested in and in what ways I could interpret their work. Furthermore by having a range of discussions about our works which involved both finished and unfinished paintings it helped us to see in what ways our work could go in.

In addition by discussing the recent pieces that I have done for my second project by going to the workshop it helped me to expand my ideas due to the discussions that took place. Some of the ideas evolved by making more of the piece in the same sized canvas and setting the idea in a range of backgrounds. This could be seen through the idea of placing the human figure through the period of day, sunset and night and see in what way the marks and the painting of the human figure would instantly change due to structure and processes used. Also by having comments such as the work shows, energy in an electric way, like an explosion. By receiving a range of different comments it allowed me to look deeper into my work and have more of a critical approach towards it, rather than having a judgmental form and thinking that it’s not good enough. In my view by having a closer listen on what to do next for my work it allowed me to break my boundary of being so judgemental about my work. By doing this it has allowed me to experiment more with my work and allowing it to take it’s own form.

For my next project I’m definitely going to work more into ideas from this previous project I have done and see how I can develop it further. This is one of the images from my work that I’m going to work in more and see in what forms it develops into.

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MA Fine Art Exhibition (No Matter, Fail better) and 2015 Sony photography exhibition somerset house

It was fantastic going to the MA exhibition at Chelsea College of Arts in both the cookhouse and the triangle space. When walking around the two exhibition spaces it allowed me to become very inspired and influenced by the artists work. Through looking at the paintings, photography, video, film, sculpture etc. It allowed me to connect well with the work and see another side of the art world . It was lovely seeing the freshness, originality, symbolism and focusing on a variety of themes such as, landscape, communication, design, personal qualities etc. It was great to see how each piece of artwork connected well with one another due to the way that it was placed. The exhibition allowed me to question myself into ideas such as,

  • What types of themes would I like to work on more ?
  • What types of materials and processes would I like to use to present a particular theme that I may be interested in?
  • What theme would I like to approach in an unusual way?
  • What things would I like to stand out more within my project?

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Furthermore over the weekend I went to the 2015 Sony awards photography exhibition at Somerset House. I loved that exhibition because of the way that so many themes where coming up each time you entered a room in Somerset House. It was great looking at different photographers from the Youth Awards, professional photographers, futuristic photographers, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place photographers etc. By analysing, observing and connecting with each piece of artwork it allowed me to see how the freshness, originality, purity and symbolism is presented cleverly within each image. I really enjoyed looking through different themes such as, landscape, political, critical issues, portraiture, nature etc. I have discovered a range of approaches I would like to take towards my work which involves the idea of photography and seeing the range of techniques I could use to display my work. It has also allowed me to question myself. Asking myself questions such as,

  • What photography techniques would you like to explore further?
  • Which direction would you like to take your idea of photography too?
  • What types of colour ranges would you like to use within your work?

Here are some images from the exhibition

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Inherent spaces- Offsite show (6/5/15)

Working with a group of 1st year Chelsea BA Fine Art students was a fun experience because it allowed me to see how they developed their work and how it would be displayed in the environment that we had. It was great working with Marina, Felipe, Ellie, Vicky, Megan, Alice, Gabrielle, Chloe and  Steffy because it was interesting finding out the meaning’s behind their pieces of work, how they developed it and how the audience would respond to it. From doing some of the ideas I had done in the studio and developing it further for the offsite show. To me I felt that I hadn’t quite cracked what I was trying to show the audience. In a way the idea was getting their but still needed to be worked on further. I was trying to display the idea of movement through change the structures of textural surfaces to show how movement would be changed due to the rough and smooth textures I had used.

However I felt that it was hard for the audience to see that because to some it looked as if it was restricted due to the way I had used a canvas and restricted the sense of movement within a square/rectangle. To others it looked like something from the food industry and ketchup and mustard had been used to display this. I felt like I had encountered so many problems within the development of my work. This was due to the fact that I had so many ideas swirling around in my mind, I had found it hard to just focus on one. Furthermore I felt that I had restricted myself on the ways I wanted to present my ideas. This meant keeping the idea in one restricted space rather than expanding it and allowing the artwork to take it’s own course.  The feedback from my peers and tutors has been really helpful because it has allowed me to see how I need to free myself up more when creating artworks. What this means is, not just following one specific strategy, try to be more imaginative with the materials that you have used. For instance try ceramics within your work so that I could work more into 2D and 3D styles and see where that leads me to.

What I have learnt from the materials and processes that I have used is that some parts of the idea worked well with each other. This is due to the way that the painting was placed which fitted where with the textural backgrounds of the safehouse. What I feel that I have to focus more is working with more materials like ceramics and see what types of forms I could create using that and allowing myself to become more explorative with my work. To me contextual research such as lectures and exhibitions has helped me further into developing my work because it has allowed me to look more into the way certain materials work well with each other and how to develop the idea further.

Here are some photos from the offsite show

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  • I would ask myself questions like this
  • What would the relationship of ceramics be towards my work?
  • In what ways would I allow myself to be less strategic ?
  • Which types of artists and photographers could I look into towards the develop of my work?
  • What materials and processes would I like to try out next towards the development of my work?

Offsite show exhibitions

Recently I have been going to offsite show exhibitions at the Hart Lane Studio’s, London College Of Communication and the Memorial community church (which displays over 40 students works from Camberwell 1st year painting). By going to these exhibitions it has influenced me into other forms of materials and processes I could use within the development of my own work. At the wicked not to care? exhibition at Hart Studio’s I really enjoyed the way that the artwork was presented within the warehouse. In a way it gave a sense of old vs new and how they interact with each other. What I have learnt about the materials and processes that the students from Chelsea BA first years have used is the way they have worked with both simple and complex ideas which work so well when looking around the warehouse. Furthermore when looking around the Hart Lane Studios it allowed me to see how the different type of artworks from the idea of paintings, film making, sculptures interacted with each other. In this way that allowed me to see the different decisions that were made into the way the artworks were set out and which ones connected more towards another piece of work.

In addition when visiting the exhibition at LCC I really loved how it liked to the idea of political conditions and the way the students responded to it within different materials and processes such as tearing, working on large scales, creating 2D and 3D sculptures, film making etc.  When looking around at the different pieces of work it was great seeing the interlinks between different pieces and seeing how they respond to one another. Both the Hart Lane Studio’s and the LCC exhibition created a very warming environment when going through each section of the exhibition. Furthermore when going to the Long Live The New Flesh exhibition at the memorial community church in Beckton it also created a very friendly environment. I definitely enjoyed the way that the different pieces of work were set out. The main things that stood out with all of these exhibitions, was the vibrancy of the colours, the way things were reconstructed and constructed, the relationship between the person and the object. When having a re-look over the exhibitions it has allowed me to ask myself more questions about my work such as:-

  • What relationships does my work have with other people’s work?
  • How simple or how complex would I like my work to be?
  • In what ways would I like to link two different materials and processes together?
  • What types of scales would I like to use for my next piece?
  • What type of environment would I like my work to be placed in and why I have I chosen to place it there.

Here are some photos from “Is It Wicked Not to Care exhibition” 27/04/15. By Louis Judkins, Anndy Allen, Ellie Pennick, Sarah Lynch-Jones and Emma Hart

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Here are photos from the LCC exhibition

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Here are photos for the exhibition by Camberwell students called “Long Live The New Flesh”

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Furthermore I also visited the ‘Unwritten Thoughts’ exhibition by Lisa, Robin and Alisha and the ‘Seize Something’ exhibition by Jack, Nelson, Zachery and Billy. By going to these two exhibitions it encouraged me to see how the different environments interacted with their works and comparing/ contrasting the safehouse (old victorian house) and the Harrow Arts Centre. Also by going around each section of the exhibitions it allowed me to see the narratives and meaning’s that were created within each piece and see how they linked to the titles. In addition it was great talking to the Chelsea BA Fine Art students (first years) because it allowed me to gain a better understanding of the works. Many questions came up such as:-

  • What inspired you to create this work?
  • How did you come up with these ideas?
  • How did the developments of your work take place?
  • What types of problems did you encounter when creating the pieces?
  • How would you develop the work further?

Here are images from the ‘Unwritten Thoughts’ exhibition at the Harrow Arts Centre.

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Here are images from the ‘Seize Something’ exhibition (Safehouse)

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Three day workshop- Drawn in the Frame (14 April- 16th April 2015- National Portrait Gallery)

It was really fun doing this workshop at the National Portrait Gallery because animation is something that I haven’t looked much into before so I wanted to see and have a better understanding of how animation is created. This has allowed me to develop my work further because by looking at the Georgian Collection at the Archive. The collection definitely inspired me because of the ways the artists created different forms of drawings, paintings, animations, fashion styles etc to show how the idea of animation could be developed further. Having worked within different techniques of animation which involved the use of drawing with light. This meant using glow sticks and timers which lead to drawing around people using light allowed us to see how we could create different scenes involving the use of light and seeing how they connected to one another. Furthermore by making a range of decisions into how we wanted to develop our scenes of illustration and animation allows us to look deeper into what kinds of ideas we wanted to show towards the audience . Also by working in a range of groups allowed us to express our ideas more widely towards other members of the group.

Furthermore I really enjoyed making filp- books because it allowed us to see how we could experiment with the idea of movement and seeing in what ways we wanted to develop our animated characters further. These materials and processes have allowed me to develop my artwork further because it has allowed me to broaden my mind further into how would I like to develop the idea of movement through animation whether it’s in a video, using within the idea of drawing with light or using acetate with the program called dragon frame. In my view by using the program called dragon frame it allowed me to explore more into how quick or how slow I wanted the animation to be. In my opinion by using this material and process it has allowed me to make a range of decisions into how would I like to structure the animated video, how long would I want it to be and what would the narrative be. I would also question myself with other questions such as:

  • What connections or responses would the animated video make towards the audience?
  • What would be the meaning of the animation that I have created ?
  • How long would I like the animation to be ?
  • How spontaneous would I like the animation to be?
  • What would the animation represent?
  • How and in what way would I like the animation connect with the idea of the Heinz Archive and the Georgian Collection?
  • What colours would I like to use to hand draw the animation?
  • Would I like to make the animation simple or complex?

This is a photo of myself drawing some of the hand drawn animations


These are some of the animated hand drawn videos that I made for the easter project (drawn in a frame workshop)

Visit to Kensington Palace and the Fashion Rules exhibition

Recently visited the kensington palace area and it’s gardens which I found very peaceful and relaxing. Having visited a new area it allowed me to expand my mind more and not feeling restricted inside. In my view I felt that the visit to the palace and the gardens was very inspiring and exciting to go too. This is because by entering the palace it allowed me to understand the history of what happened within the palace. This experience also helped me to see how it was the home of members of the royal family since 1689. By going around different areas of the palace it helped to see how the palace is divided into two areas- a private wing where the members of the royal had their homes and the historic state apartments. These rooms contained the individual displays which revealed many stories of the palace.

This tour of the palace has helped me to develop my ideas for my work because it has allowed me to focus on both the past and the present and see in what ways they would work together. Furthermore it allowed me to look further into the different materials and processes that were used within the paintings and tapestries. Also the palace demonstrated to me that the different areas were created in a certain way that would fit a member of the royal family for example, King George II, George I, Queen Anne, Queen Mary, Queen Victoria and Queen Mary II. In my view, when looking deeper into the paintings it allowed me to see how the different textures and surfaces combined well together to allow the paintings to respond to each other in such a way that would compel the audience to look at it.  Furthermore within using the contextual research provided from the exhibition called ‘Fashion Rules’ helped me to see what types of garments where used for the members of the royal family at the time and for what occasion they would wear it for.

By visiting the exhibition over the weekend, it allowed me to come up with questions such as:

  • In what ways were the artists inspired to create garments like this?
  • What decisions did the artists and designers come up with at the time?
  • How did the artists and designers resolve any issues that came across whilst they were creating the garments and paintings?
  • What did the artists and designers learn from the materials and processes they used?
  • How did the members of the royal family feel when they were painted?
  • What other hobbies did the members of the royal family have at the time when they were staying in the Kensington Palace?
  • What were the responses of the members of the royal family towards the paintings that were created at the time?
  • Did they feel any pleasure when looking at the paintings/ the transformation of the Kensington Palace?
  • In what ways did the members of the royal family feel connected with the Kensington Palace?
  • What types of theories came up towards the royal family at the time?

Here are some photos from my experience at the Kensington Palace

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New current for offsite show and the visit to the Jamaican Hidden Histories exhibition

I have chosen to change my idea for the offsite show because something wasn’t working with the other experimentations that I have recently created. I’ve decided to move from the idea of figuration and focus more on surfaces and textures and look at the idea of movement within this. I have been looking at a variety of different artists who deal with the idea of textures such as Amish Kapoor, Sterling Ruby, Matthew Smith, Richard Diebenkorn, Gerhard Richard and see in what ways they deal with the idea of surface and texture. Recently I have been exploring the roughness and smoothness of textures and surfaces and see in what way they could correspond with each other. I have chosen also to play around more with the materials and processes that I use for example, foil paper, cardboard, ripping cardboard, crushing foil paper to see how the structure suddenly transforms itself into something out of the ordinary.

I have been questioning myself lately on the previous experimentations that I have done to do with the idea of figuration and seeing in what ways I could create something out of the ordinary wit the use of different textures and surfaces. I have been asking myself questions such as:

  • In what ways would I like to rip the cardboard and how would I like to transform it into something unusual?
  • How many materials would I like to use and why?
  • Do I want to make it a simple piece or a complex piece?
  • Would I like to overlap or combine different textures and surfaces together and why?
  • How would I like to show the sense of freeness within the piece and how could this be done?

By asking myself these questions it has allowed me to not follow a specific structure which to me would be quite restricted. This is because I felt like within my recent pieces I tended to show the idea of restriction quite a lot and always seemed to pressurise and judge myself a bit too much do to the ways that I created the piece. Within these new developments that I have recently created I have chosen to introduce ideas such as the sense of chaos, destruction, manipulation and freeness and see how the piece can transform itself in this way. Here are some images of the recent ideas that I have come up with. These ideas involve the materials such as, foil paper, cardboard, ripped and areas taken apart on an A2 canvas.

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Furthermore I have recently visited the exhibition at the OXO tower gallery based on the Jamaican hidden histories exhibition which was quite fascinating due to looking at the histories which involved the sense of independence. To me this inspired me towards my current development of my work which I would like to have the sense of independence going on within the work. This means allowing the work to create its own role, it’s own structure and it’s own mind set.  Here are some images from the exhibition.

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Second day of the Easter project at Whitechapel Gallery 31/03/15

During the second day of the easter project at the Whitechapel gallery we developed or pieces further and worked further with both the styles of Ghluam Mohammed and Shimul Saha. By being set a brief based on the idea of focusing on dreams and memories from our childhoods and see how we could transform them. Within the group that I was working in we decided to create a dreamcatcher and change the scale and size of it. This involved using materials and processes such as, feathers, black paint, broken cd’s and safety pins to see how we could create a dream catcher. At first we wanted to use a variety of different materials but then we limited the range of materials that we used because if we had used so many different materials it would have made the piece look very confusing and hard to understand.

By painting the feather black we wanted to create a sense of danger towards the dream catcher. This is because we wanted to add a twist to our work because many people would see a dream catcher as being very small and elegant. When we were creating the piece we made quite a lot of decisions and made sure that each person had a fair say into how the piece should be created. This inspired me because it allowed us to be quite free-minded with the materials we were using to create the piece. We as a group felt that the piece went well because it allowed us to create something that was quite usual due to the way that it was hanging from the ceiling with the use of strong tape and black strong attached to each end of the dream catcher. What I have learnt from the materials and processes that we used is, it allowed us to see which materials interlinked with each other and see how the materials would tell a story/ narrative towards the viewer.

We also asked ourselves questions such as:

  • Which materials would work well with each other?
  • What types of sizes and scales would interest us the most and in what way?
  • How would we create the idea of danger?
  • What materials would we want to subtract or add in the piece and how would we want to do it?
  • If we encountered any problems, how would we like to overcome it?

Here are some images from the first idea that we did before we developed it further

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Later on in the day we chose to develop the idea further by subtracting and adding elements within the piece to see how we could make the dream catcher stronger. We chose to change the dream catcher that would respond to a question that was placed in the centre which was called “how do dreams communicate with us?”. By doing this it allowed us to add longer safety pins which would be attached to another creation of the dreamcatcher and place the question in the centre core of the dreamcatcher. In my opinion by doing this it allowed us to see a new transformation of the dreamcatcher and in what way the viewer responds to it. Here are some images of the new development.

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Easter Project: Artists in residence

Today we have started working on an Easter Project called Artists in residence which is mainly based on the idea of a two day project working closely with artists such as, Ghulam Mohammad and Shimul Saha. By working closely with these two artists we have been creating collaborative works in the response of language, how it can be distributed for example, flyers, banners, sculpture, installations, paintings etc. In my opinion by having been set this brief by the artists it has allowed us to broaden our minds into how language can be explored, in what way can it tell a story, what would the meanings be behind a form of language that we have decided to use and why did we choose to use it. Furthermore by creating ideas formulating around the idea of language being distributed in a foreign way it allowed us to look deeper into the histories behind language and in what ways would we create an idea which would show to the audience what we seen within language (giving the audience a clear idea of why and how we created the idea).

When working within groups of 4 it allowed us to bounce ideas of each other and coming to a main conclusion of what we were going to create for our first idea. We decided to represent language through the idea of noises for instance using noises such as, clapping, stamping, whispering, whistling, humming, knocking and see how we could translate it through a piece of artwork. We chose to use baking paper, charcoal, pastels and see in what ways we could translate the use of language using these materials. We would each perform the noise and then see in what way we would translate it onto the baking paper for instance, the use of thick lines, thin lines, the use of abstraction, shapes, tapping etc. As we were developing these ideas we would make certain decisions such as which of the noises would link to one another, do certain noises share one link with one specific noise and how would or in what way would the audience see that.

We decided to interpret the noises all around the creative studio that we were using through the connection of string which would be spread all across the room (studio). We chose to create the noises as if it was an explosion so we would start with the quietest noise such as whispering and then develop it further through the noises that would get louder and louder. These would all be shown on the materials that we chose to use that would be attached to different parts of the string which was placed from high to low and would occasionally overlap with each other to show how different noises linked with each other. As their was a sense of travel with the range of noises that we chose to use the final part of our installation would end up with the sense of an echo to interpret the idea of loud and quiet noises that would interlink with each other.

We are going to see how we can develop our ideas further using this brief of involving the use of language, how it can be used pervasively (spread everywhere)  and how it can be distributed within a foreign perspective. We have come up with a few ideas of looking through the idea of language seen through a pervasive manner within the idea of performance and see which audience would it be mostly aimed at. A few questions that we have recently come up with are.

  • Which audiences would our works be aimed at?
  • How could we work more collaboratively
  • Which materials would we like to experiment with next?
  • What meanings would we like to create within our artworks

Here are some examples of the artists work that we have been inspired by for the 2 day workshop.