This weekend I visited Glasgow, home of my good friend Ms Biddles, to host my second Forming/Storming/Performing event.
This one was a bit different as I was definitely out of my element, working in an unfamiliar setting with people I didn’t know. A major upside to this was that, as we the event took place in an artists’ studios, I was able to provide beer and snacks, which I would say definitely helped create a social atmosphere!
As with the last event, this time we started with a discussion of our creative process, and the ways we like/are used to working. The group was made up of practitioners from a completely different discipline to myself, mainly sculpture/environmental art, and this made the discussion particularly interesting for me. Most (but not all) of us found some common ground in our attitude to the importance of sketchbooks, and I learned about the prickly nature of materials lists.
From this discussion we decided to make a sketchbook-style ‘mish-mash’ of our different work. Through our limitations with time and materials this became a seven piece set of unique hand drawn poster/books, with printed inserts courtesy of Mathew Parkin and Ms Biddles herself.
Below you can see our ‘work in progress’ set up, and some photos of the finished product.