A talk delivered by artist Kira Freije for Croydon School of Art students in February 2019. Kira speaks about her art practice, touching on works made for her exhibition ‘Companion To A Fall’ which was commissioned for the Turf Projects gallery space in November 2018.
The accompanying slideshow is available for view and download here.
Artists Feedback, a session led by Louise Ashcroft at Turf Projects (March 2019).
Joe Gray + Josh Nixon
Sam Wills – www.samwillsart.com
George Wong – georgewongyungchoon.com
Natalia Kieniewiez – voiceofthedakini.wordpress.com
Also in attendance:
In this feedback session we began looking at Marina Jacob’s work consisting mainly of drawings and sculptures which prompted us to discuss, amongst the myriad of obstacles there are to making art in the current socio-economic and political climate in the UK, the question of pleasure.
It was a privilege to spend a Saturday afternoon in the company of the artists who so generously shared their work at the lunchtime feedback. It’s a pleasure to spend time with artists and their work, together in dialogue with each other. You normally either get one or the other. Over a packed afternoon, we experienced a truly diverse range of practices and research.
An unofficial theme of today could be contemplating the notion of process in any practice: how does our work and the narratives we have around it function in the every day? How can we talk about and express “process” in our practices and our lives at large? In what ways are we pushed in or pressured to expedite or neatly package feelings and experiences that aren’t meant to or won’t be tidy?
I see illustration everywhere, I’m a bit obsessed…
I think it began when I started getting interested in music and used to pour over the lyrics in an album cover, then turned my attention to the album artwork. The artwork was an advert for the music, it represented what the creator of that music wanted me – the audience – to understand about the sound. It translated a concept from one artform into another. For me this is magical, and what I love about illustration.