Unit 1: Part C – Arts review


1. Anna Boghiguian

 

Anna Boghiguian Exhibition

Where it was? Tate St Ives

When did I attend? 03/03/19

What was involved?  Some of Anna Boghiguian’ s artworks that were included were metal sculptures and paintings and drawings. There were several rooms that each contained different things. The one room contained just metal work, and another was what her art studio looks like. There were also sculptures of birds suspended from the roof, to make it look like the birds are flying.

What art form was it? A mixture of paintings, drawings and sculptures

Have I seen something like it before? I haven’t ever seen metal sculptures like the ones that she created. I have seen similar paintings and drawings to hers.

What was good and why? I really liked how the exhibition had been put together. There were several rooms that all joined together, and each room looked completely different. I liked the one room where it had been made to look like an island/beach. Sand had been put all on the floor, and there were broken parts of boats that had Anna Boghiguian’ s artworks on. I also like the entrance where it had her metal sculptures around the room. The room was quite dark and the sculptures were eye-catching in the light. Some of the metal sculptures of people climbing were put on the walls and I really liked how this looked. I thought that the exhibition was very well put together and wasn’t too overwhelming. There were a good number of artworks but not too many.

What was not so good and why? I enjoyed every aspect of the exhibition. There was nothing that I didn’t like about it.

Would I recommend it and why? I definitely would recommend this exhibition. It gives the opportunity to explore a different form of art. I would also recommend it because it is very different to any other exhibitions that I have seen and I think that lots of people would enjoy it.

What did I learn from it: The exhibition encouraged me to create my own artwork inspired by Anna Boghiguian’ s metal sculptures. I learnt another art skill, working with metal and I really enjoyed doing it. I created two metal tins, one containing fish, and the other people. These were made in copper and aluminium and I learnt to use different methods to make the tins, including soldering, riveting, gluing, cutting with metal snips and using a Dremel multitool to shape the metal.

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Anna Boghiguian Exhibition

 

 

 

 

My Anna Boghiguian inspired art

 

 

 

 

2. Young Art Cornwall

 

Young Art Cornwall

Where was it?  Tate St Ives

When did I attend?  09/12/18

What was involved?  Artworks that young artists had submitted to the competition and had either won a prize or been shortlisted. There was also a section for disabled children that enjoyed art.

What art form was it?  A mixture of art forms.

Have I seen something like it before? I have been to the Young Art Cornwall before which was at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford which was similar.

What was good and why? I think that it was nice that it was in the Tate and I also won 2nd Prize in my age category.

What was not so good and why? Where the prize giving was held was very small and cramped. The room where all the artworks were was also quite small and got very full.

Would I recommend it and why? I would recommend this because it was a very enjoyable experience and I thought that holding it in the Tate was very nice too. It is good because it is open to young artists that want their art to be seen, and everyone was very supportive.

What did I learn from it? I started working on my project, which was due for submission in September, at the start of the summer holidays. I found that by having more time to work on my drawing meant that I could keep perfecting it. This event helped me understand that I still have a lot to learn and that this learning will probably be throughout my life. Also, that there are no boundaries or limits on what art can be. Competition events are good too for bringing more people into galleries and encouraging others to be more interested in art.

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Young Art Cornwall Exhibition

 

 

 

3. Porthmeor Young Artists Exhibition

 

Porthmeor Young Artists Exhibition and Competition

Where was it?  Penwith Gallery, St Ives

When did I attend: 05/04/19

What was involved? Artworks that people had submitted to the competition that had been shortlisted.

What art form was it? A whole variety of different art forms.

Have I  have seen something like it before? I have entered several competitions before and my artworks have been shortlisted, so I have seen something similar to this before.

What was good and why? I found that the exhibition had been curated very well and the pictures that were submitted but weren’t shortlisted were put on a slideshow. I also won the prize for ‘Best in Show’ in the age category 13-15 years.

What was not so good and why? I really enjoyed the Prize Giving evening and I don’t think that there was anything bad about it.

Would I recommend it and why? I would recommend entering the competition because it was nice to have my artwork up in a gallery for everyone to see, and it was a nice experience because I got to see lots of other artworks by other young people that were very good.

What did I learn from it? Again, I adopted a similar approach to the previous work I submitted to Young Art Cornwall, where I spent a long time working on my drawing so that I could perfect it. I also learnt that there is a lot of competition out there, and the artworks were of a very high standard. For my next competition, I need to try something that will stand out, so that is why I am going to start focusing on producing larger oil paintings.

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Porthmeor Young Artists Competition

 

 

 

4. Huguette Caland

 

Huguette Caland Exhibition

Where was it? Tate, St Ives

When did I attend? 26/05/19

What was involved? Artworks by Huguette Caland.

What art form was it? Lots of different art forms including oils and ink.

Have I seen something like it before? I have been to lots of art exhibitions before and I have seen similar artworks to Caland’s before.

What was good and why? The exhibition was in a large area, so there was a lot to look out and the art could be spread out. I also thought that it was good how some information about Huguette Caland’s life was put around the exhibition, and this helped me to understand a bit more about her art too.

What was not so good and why? I don’t think that there was anything bad about the exhibition.

Would I recommend it and why? I would definitely recommend the exhibition because Huguette Caland is not someone that I have ever heard of before, and going to an exhibition like this was good because I could find out about her and her art.

What did I learn from it? That the human form can be used in art, in ways that I hadn’t imagined.

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Huguette Caland Exhibition