We’ve just got home from our weekend in the UK for the opening of the exhibition “Freedom” at the Forge Mill Needle Museum in Redditch. I came home empty handed as I didn’t take away any of the awards, but with a head full of impressions. It was a valuable learning experience for me. I have plenty of things to ponder on and then I will be blogging about them. Sqeze took lots of good photos of the exhibition, which I will also post some time soon. So I have a visual record to remind me of the occasion.
It was great to meet up with my family, who travelled from Brighton, Nottingham and Keynsham to share the day with me. I also met my tutor Marie from Design Matters. It was nice to have met in person as up to now all contact has been by email. And last but not least it was lovely to catch up with some of the ladies who took the Master Class with Alice Kettle with me too. One of them, Mary, took the award for technical excellence with a very interesting and expressive piece.
Looking at the other exhibits I can understand why I didn’t win anything. I shall write something about my thoughts on that soon too. Since around 50% of the other exhibitors were either studying for a BA or an MA Arts degree I feel it was a great achievement for me to be up there among the finalists as this is something I do around a full time job in the IT world.
For now take a look at my exhibit “Mental Jail Break” in my gallery. Again Sqeze was the photographer here too. Enjoy!
And here is a glimpse of the private viewing.