3 days …
… remember to attend the Pecha Kucha event from 6pm - 8pm in the auditorium at the Collection, where 12 speakers will be giving a fascinating insight into their field using the format of Pecha Kucha. The style of presentation, meaning chit chat, comes from Japan and was designed in an attempt to make presentations quicker and more concise, resulting in a fast paced evening packed with interesting characters! Most of the speakers are practising artists,and I’m pleased to announce I’ll be among them!
Artist of Interest
Marina Bychkova - Enchanted dolls. Bychkova has developed an exquisite portfolio of works consisting of articulated porcelain dolls. Each is hand painted with a character all their own, often taking influence from fairy tales. The characters have a melancholic quality that reminds me of a Japanese sense of beauty, in particular the beauty associated with delicacy and loss. I very much look forward to the day when I own one of these beautiful pieces.
4 days …
… remember that in the forum of The Collection there will be an original work by Lincoln MA student Thomas Cuthbertson The piece will be produced in situ and you could be part of it! Would you like to be immortalised in a piece of artwork for generations to view, possibly at the next 12.12.12 event!
Stain (multiple) - Another experiment with staining rice paper, this time I wet the paper and laid multiple pieces of wet felt on the paper. I’d really like to make a series of these, I think my to-do this is getting ridiculously long!
5 days …
… remember at 5pm, head to The Collection cafe for live music from Lincoln Youngcut and The Collectives very own Kali Milburn! Relax and snack up for the rest of the evenings events.
Kali Milburn: http://www.youtube.com/user/helloimkalii/videos
YoungCut Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YoungCutLincs
The Collection: http://www.thecollectionmuseum.com/
As I promised I shall reveal my plans, to which I’ve not said too much about until all was confirmed.
But essentially in two weeks I shall be flying out to Thailand and Cambodia to document and interview individuals from several different Orphanages and children’s outreach programs. With hope to producing a body of work that will highlight the amazing work these people are doing for the pressing issue of child and young person welfare in that part of the world. And any profit from the sale of any work, or any fundraising I do beforehand will be donated to the charities themselves to aid them on a grassroots level.
And once back in the UK I shall be organising and curating several shows around the country of the work made during and inspired by this trip. I already have several galleries lined up for shows, and am also looking at international coverage too. All with the hope of launching my artistic career fully.
Whilst out there I shall be visiting places such as Bangkok, the Khaosan Road, The three Pagodas pass (the Burmese boarder) whilst in Thailand I will be liaising with orphanages based in these locations to build a wealth of materials for the shows.
In Cambodia I shall be staying in Siem Reap located near the famous temple complex of Angkor Wat and spending a length of time at the Chres Village School and orphanage. Again with the purpose of gathering material such as interviews, photographs, sketches etc and also helping out around the orphanage itself, interacting with the children and staff there.
I will be documenting the entire trip and publishing it so keep an eye out on here for more updates. I will also be giving information on how to help support my project or also donating to the orphanages directly.
Wish me luck!
A fellow Collective member about to embark on an amazing adventure!