Where did that summer holiday go? This morning Spacex had the first college visit of the new academic year from Plymouth College of Art.

Any teachers or lecturers that would like to bring a group to see the current exhibition before it closes on  September 15 can  contact us to arrange a time when a member of staff will be able to give an introduction to the exhibition.

31 August 2012

Wednesday evening saw the first of two Crafty Socials programmed around the  current exhibition, This week we were busy making collages cutting and pasting all sorts of snippets taken from mid-century visions of the ideal home. Nick Davies from PrtScrPress will be turning the collages into risograph prints.

We also started to make some more three-dimensional objects putting together wood veneer, plastic, wire and beads these were the start of earrings, necklaces and  brooches we will be finishing these off next week so there will be photo’s of both prints and jewellery on next week’s post.

31 August 2012

The  past 2 weeks have been very busy at Spacex making masks, creating mini stage sets and playing with light and colour.(you can see more of the workshop pictures by visiting the learning blog at  spacexeducation@tumblr.com)

Although the workshops finish this Friday you can still get a creative cuppa, making mobiles while you snack  in our cafe which will be open until August 31.

 

23 August 2012

Fine Art student Cat Mullan has been working with us over the summer through the U.W.E. undergraduate internship scheme. Fran Wright, gallery assistant, spoke to her about her internship:

What have you been doing during your internship?

This was a general gallery internship, which has been great as it’s allowed me to work with everyone and across the different departments. I’ve helped with the launch of the new website, helped out with workshops and events, research based tasks and with the running of the Creative Café. There is of course the very important role of gallery assistant at the front of house – I particularly enjoy this part. It’s always interesting engaging with the visitor’s and hearing their feedback and perceptions of the work.

What has been your favourite exhibition/event?

A particular highlight for me was working with Louise K Wilson, who was part of the previous Topophobia exhibition, on her contact microphone making workshop – I learnt a lot and it was just a great day. This past week we’ve had a number of Summer holiday workshops for families running alongside the Creative Café and they’ve been so much fun to help out with. So I can’t really choose just the one event!

What motivates you to want to work in an art context?

I think it’s exciting and rare to work in a field that offers so many opportunities, challenges and networking on a daily basis. Working within the arts often relies heavily on communication and collaboration with many different individuals and organisations – I think this is one of the most attractive qualities that makes me want to work within an arts context.

A huge thank you to Cat for all your hard work over the last two months!

21 August 2012

The Creative Café was buzzing yesterday ! Come in out of the rain and join us for homemade cakes, drinks and some spontaneous making, inspired by the Michael Samuels exhibition. The café  is open 14-31 August, 11am – 4pm

 

 

15 August 2012

Ollie Callanan, BA (Hons) Illustration student at Plymouth University recently popped in and made some beautiful drawings of Michael Samuels’ work. Here is Die Fraktale 15.

13 August 2012