I’m Shiquine; I’m a student at the Woolwich Poly School, doing a GCSE in Art.
I’m doing work experience at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery because I felt that I should do my work experience
in an area I would like to work in the future, I also felt that I should do something related to my interests.
While I have been here, the exhibition that was on was called ‘Being at the Edge: at the Edge of Being’.
It seems to me that this exhibit is about the different ways you can exploit artistic feeling.
For example, you don’t have to only use different types of media using your hands;
you could show your point in view on life through a sculpture or a video.
It shows how what you can do with art is limitless.
As I spent my days in the gallery, the exhibition showed me each piece
tells a story that has a beginning middle and end.
This can’t really be spotted out of the blue; you have to look at the art
really closely to see the significant quality in each piece.
It made me think that any time I’m doing a art piece I shouldn’t
just draw because I want to, I should draw,
but while I am doing this art piece I should also try to tell a story with it.
This art work (above) is made by Mat Osmond. My opinion on this piece is that
he makes it as if this animal wants to be a human being.
The way the rabbit can accomplish that is by doing things that humans
do in life for example making a book.
The artist incorporated a lot of feeling on this piece and also
incorporated a story into it. This piece has its own story.
This is just one of the pieces he had made.
This piece (above) by Kate Walters shows the bond between the animal and the human.
This artist tried to show how people’s characters may be portrayed within a animal.
This artist went back to her roots, like the ancient times just to like gain some
knowledge about the world back then what they used to believe in and what kind
of relationship they had between the animals and the plants and the rest of the living organisms.
That’s my opinion on what she must have done at the time to be able to paint this piece.
During my time in this exhibition, I’ve learned how the exhibition was laid out and how
it was decided that all of these artworks will fit in this exhibition. For example, the curator of the gallery,
who is David Waterworth, had to think about how all the art works link together and
how they all have their own way of expressing themselves.
Because the art gallery is in a small space, it had to be organized really well.
Being at the Edge: At the Edge of Being
Curated by Kate Walters and featuring:
Susan Bleakley – susanbleakley.org.uk
Mat Osmond – www.dark-mountain.net/dm-mountaineers/mat-osmond
Kate Walters – www.millenniumgallery.co.uk ; www.katewalters.co.uk
Belinda Whiting – www.millenniumgallery.co.uk/belindawhiting/belindawhiting.htm
ABOUT Stephen Lawrence Gallery
The Stephen Lawrence Gallery was established by the University of Greenwich in 2000.
The Gallery represents visual culture in its diversity through curated group exhibitions of
the work of contemporary visual practitioners from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.
The Gallery is open 9-5 Mondays to Fridays and 11-4 Saturdays.
It does not usually open on Sundays and Public Holidays.
The Stephen Lawrence Gallery
Queen Anne Court,
University of Greenwich,
Old Royal Naval College,
London SE10 9LS
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