Sean and Rachel made a strong application and were invited to participate in Arts SU Summer Residency Programme 2015, ending in an exhibition at High Holborn LCF where Arts SU have a gallery space connected to Blueprint Café.
London College of Communication Students, Year 3
Everyone has a Goat Story, September 2015
Arts SU Gallery, UAL High Holborn, WC1V 7EY London
We found the opportunity on the Arts SU blog. We were about to graduate and are both interested in working on exhibitions, so it sounded ideal as something to do while we were looking for jobs and internships. It was an easy decision to make; it was a project we could do within UAL but without the pressure of being graded (finally!)
The year before we had worked on four exhibitions together, so we knew that advertising was important. We set up our own Instagram, Facebook and blog for the project and put up posters. We used our contacts to spread the word; ex-tutors of ours invited students and other members of staff to come along.
Essentially the venue turned into our studio where we were able to meet people, work on stuff together and separately, and have a place to work away from home. We were also still within UAL which made researching the project a lot easier.
During the event we uploaded posts and photographs and after the exhibition we wrote up a shorter, reflective piece which was featured in Spark Journal (UAL’s Teaching & Learning Exchange’s new online journal).
We have since had conversations with UAL staff about developing what we learned into other iterations.