Wednesday, 19 December 2012


 At the end of October, I went to see the Eat Your Heart Out expo at St. Bart Pathology Museum.
It was great to see all of the creations, however I wished that more of the cakes had been created by Artists, rather than bakers, as I thought it would have added more variety.

There was a ceramicist there who had created some great plates though.

Also served were some gruesome looking cocktails, some of which made me feel a bit queasy.

The expo definitely inspired me to create more using cake. 

 Below are some photos of the cakes, plates and cocktails:

The expo worked well within the backdrop of the Pathology museum, below are some pictures of the museum:

Monday, 12 November 2012

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Artifact: Andover Museum

I recently saw an exhibition called Artifact, at Andover museum. The exhibition showcased the work of five contemporary artists. A lot of the work was related to the idea of the museum and the artefacts in a museum.

 Kimvi Nguyen - Label Series 
This was one of those interesting pieces which changes depending on your perspective. The idea seems to be increasing in popularity, although I haven't seen it done like this before. This piece was also amazing to touch, very soft.

Louisa Minkin - Blazen for the Wasteland & Looking at Art
Louisa was my tutor during university and the first piece is exactly what I would expect from her. The series: 'Looking at Art' was understated yet beautifully executed and reminded me of visits to the Natural History Museum.

Tom Mortimer - Head collection
(This photo really doesn't do the work justice)
I've not seen much of Tom's work before, but enjoyed looking at all of the heads, displayed like museum pieces. They very much give you the impression that they would be interesting to touch and yet you can't lay a finger on them.

Jeff Phegley - Celestial Ground Theory
This installation was amazing and extremely surreal, the shadows which the wall piece made added another dimension. In truth I had no idea what to make of it all.

No Smoking

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Winchester School of Art Fine Art MA Show 2012

I finally got some pictures developed which I took at the WSA Fine Art MA degree show this year. Unfortunately the film got very wet as I was stuck in a storm a couple of weeks ago, I dried it out but the pictures came out very spotty!

Anyway, a lot of the work was video, which I didn't really relate to, but there was also a limited amount of painting and sculpture.

 The above were all by the same artist: Wendy Joyce, I was a particular fan of the silver plated leaf

 There were cupcakes in the refreshment area, they tasted pretty good, but didn't seem to have much artistic significance.

 This painting was by Lloyd

Okay, so not an art piece, but I was a fan of the flower and milk installation in the sink

Monday, 27 August 2012

Photography in the garage

Excuse the rubbish photos of the photos, but there's not a lot of natural light in the garage I've been black and white processing in, which is good, because I've been using it as a darkroom.

Yesterday I spent the day building a pinhole camera from a kit that my ex-collegues bought me for my birthday last year, I then processed the photos as negatives onto photographic paper and made some positives from them by laying the 'negatives' front to front with a new piece of photographic paper and exposing to the light again.

The pinhole camera is made of a material similar to MDF and is not perfect, it lets in a bit of light, so tomorrow I'm off to a timber yard to get some proper wood and make a more solid, light safe, pretty pinhole camera.


I've been messing around with a new camera lately.

I recently found a kit camera which I bought from eBay 3 years ago: The Gakkenflex.
After struggling to build it from Japanese instructions (not impossible, there were pictures, I just lack patience) I gave up. Recently though, a friend mentioned that they had English instructions and so I borrowed them and finally built it.

The above double exposure was accidental, but in the end, a happy mistake.

Above: Selsey Beach

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Dave McKean: A Retrospective at the Willis Museum

Yesterday a friend and I went to see the Dave McKean exhibition, which was on at a local museum in Basingstoke. It was a good exhibition with a great range in types of work by McKean, including mixed media, digital, book covers and movie posters.

 The work I enjoyed most was the mixed media work, an array of interesting materials were combined including slate, resin and bronze dust, in the side panels of the above piece. It definitely made me feel like being more experimental with the materials I use.

 McKean uses a dark palette, selecting bring colours sparingly, it gives and overall dark post apocalyptic feel at times.

The comic book work was great, so well executed and yet it looked so effortless.

It was interesting to see the range of work and how well it complimented each other, showing that a multi disciplinary practice can work well.

Friday, 6 July 2012

For The Time Being

Photo of installed work 'Free Cake - 2' by Chloe Gooch

Our graduate show 'For The Time Being' is currently in the Bargehouse. I reinstalled the 'Table' piece and also adapted the 'Free Cake' piece. There are now no barriers, however the cakes were glued down, causing the audience to struggle with following the posters' instructions.

Saturday, 30 June 2012

A few recently developed photos from this summer.

I've been enjoying the lazy summer days (not that they've been nearly as lazy as previous summers. Here are a few pics.

Punting on the river Cam

Bedroom window in the sun


Sara sitting by the cathedral


Tuesday, 26 June 2012


Last week was our degree show. Here are the pieces I created for it:

Film #1

Free Cake (Photo by Amelia Cross)

Table (Photo by Aidan Frame)

My work for the show was about frustration. The film I showed never started, the free cake was behind a barrier (and then gone) and the magnifying glass did not reach the minuscule text.

I am very happy with the way the pieces went, aside from someone breaking one of the barriers surrounding the shelf. I am part of a show of recent graduates from Winchester School of Art taking place in London in just over a weeks time, so I will be showing the table there again, hopefully with even smaller text. I will also be displaying the Free Cake piece, but changing it up a bit to make it easier to install and less vulnerable to damage. 

I have been exceptionally busy since the show, with end of year meals, Graduation ball and the handover of my student union job. I achieved a 2:1 in my degree which I was pleased with and have been having a great time overall. 

A photo of lots of Winchester leavers together at the Grad Ball

And a lovely photo of me and the other sabbs at the Ball.

So all is going well, just looking for a job now and looking forward to the London show, which if you would like to come is at:

Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf,
South Bank, London SE1 9PH

From 6 - 8th July 2012

Entry is free and the venue is open from 11am-6pm daily!