Tuesday, 29 March 2011

First year show 2011 - Winchester school of Art

I remember this time last year, the chaos, the confusion, the desperation to show the rest of the school our work properly for the first time. Nowadays it feels like we have exhibitions every other week. Our first one meant a lot to us though.

So today I went to see what this years' first years had to offer.

The refreshments were an interesting choice. Cider and Black, didn't see that one coming.
The work was really good, generally a really high standard and not a clip frame in sight.

Here are my favourites:

I snapped the pictures quickly on my phone as I didn't have a camera with me, but you get the idea. I don't have the names of the students who did the work, as there weren't many namecards, but if you know any of the names, do tell me.

The two last images reminded me of my work from my first year show, which is perhaps why I liked them.

I admired one of the students' dedication to the tealight industry.
But seriously, the dominos and tealights piece was my favourite. It referred to the conflict in Korea with the dots on the dominos relating to the number of dead. I liked the way the dominos looked like soldiers graves that I've seen in France. It was inspring to see something so ambitious and well thought out from a first show.

The first image is of paintings of the human body. I couldn't quite work out if they were paintings or impressions, either way they were very beautiful up close. They were the first piece I noticed when entering the exhibition. Hopefully I can go back and get a better picture.

All in all, it was great to see such a range of beautiful work without even the need to travel to London.

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