Thursday, 5 March 2009

The exhibition

I've got to admit, I'm really loving cow. I think the use of ideas, colours and materials instantly attract people to it, i think it is appealing to a wide range of ages too
Also really surprised at how many comments and things were added to the interactive pieces, I was really impressed!

Twinkle X

Friday, 27 February 2009

Exhibition Launch

The exhibition opened on Tuesday 17th February and received great reviews:

'A great mix of humour, great art and craft and lots of hard work.'

'COW is a particular favourite of mine too – the way it binds the Devotion section together and the description of the thinking behind it is just inspired! I love it.'

'Watching our visitors in the gallery yesterday afternoon responding to the work added a new dimension to some well thought through ideas, delivered with flair and enthusiasm!'

Monday, 26 January 2009

Samurai Pizza Cats are Awesome

meow is not what a cow says, a cow says ,moo', can you say moo?
moo sounds like you and you most likely eat cow,
unless your in soviet Russia in which case cow eats you.
Contrary to unpopular belief cows cant actually fly however they can levitate over short distances. On average they speak seven languages and enjoy long walks along hilly paths, beeches don't agree with hooves or do they........
Humans love cows a lot, we love them so much that once we've shot them in the head with a high speed piston? and taken the scrumptious stuff from their bodies we grind up the bones and use those in lots of things like sweeties that we givve to the little ones, and plastics and INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH LUBRICANT.
Surrposedly 97% of a cow is used, i think it used to be 100% but then someone decided that they didnt like the idea of the circle of life and canabalism coming together in glorious diseased unity so they stopped feeding cows to cows.

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Making the interactives

As the launch draws closer the group are working hard on their design briefs to commission the interactives. They have had several meetings with marketing, graphics design company Cafeteria, set design companies, and myself to discuss the work to be made. Last session they concentrated on making mood boards to draw out elements of the paintings that they wanted to focus on.

Before Christmas, the group voted to decide which of their designs would be taken forward to commission stage. The pieces they decided on were:

* The Birdcage, in response to Suspended by Sam Taylor-Wood and The Misses Vickers
* Road signs to be situated around the various galleries in response to the paintings
* Terraced Houses, opening up and exploring the identity of characters within the paintings
* Recipe book, inspired by Lady of Shallot and Suspended
* Frankenstein Cow, to be situated in the devotion section of the gallery

We also discussed how to make other designs more viable and interactive. From these discussions we produced ideas for how we could engage people during the launch event such as using origami and decision makers with the audience.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Houses!

Our idea was to have lots of houses that have hidden meanings, we have called it "Behind Every Door theres a Story". Everyone made their own ideas and then we voted 5 to continue construction. Ours was chosen, this was good because we felt our idea was definately good enough and it would have been a shame to not use it!

Today we are going to Pizza Express, and of course we are looking forward to that;)! But we don't have another workshop till next year ;(!

Okay bye and Merry Xmas from Ella, Annie and Shakira xxx

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Any more thoughts about your web space?

Hi all, if you have any questions or comments about the web space for young people (that's YOU!) that I wrote about a few weeks ago, please can you post them on here by Friday, otherwise we won't be able to take them into account when creating it!
Cheers
Jacqueline