i was invited to put some work in the summer show at the royal academy by the selector this year – stephen chambers. i have not heard yet if i am in but the magazine asked for some images of the work i submitted – so we shall see.
it’s been a really good time for my teaching for NUCA at the moment. a full day of tutorials on the Drawing MA led to many interesting threads of discussion – ranging from the idea of chance and ways of generating content to graphic scores and talking about a really wide range of artists from Robert Ryman to Stelarc via Tomas Saraceno and Mark Wallinger. We even threw in Edward de Bono. a meeting with textile culture to discuss the hang of the final show in the lunch hour to set up a work centred group seminar in two weeks time and some work with a student to assess the use of PowerPoint in her practice. monday saw me working on the Design Course presenting a brief with andy campbell which focused on information graphics - my session saw me talking about systems and communication http://www.slideshare.net/l.bicknell/presentation-to-design-year-zero lunch was taken up with my line manager nick rodgers organizing the final textiles show at the university and the logistics of new designers at the same time – I was specifically looking at the design of the space and fitting in the assessment of the work. today sees me at home working out a drawing workshop for the surface design students – i will focus on how to develop options and consider context and then there is the seminar i am running for the MA core course on thursday – its turning into a workshop looking at the generation of image and text, developing sequence, narrative and translation. this way of working is exciting – using the range of skills and approaches i have developed through experience, interest and collaboration over the past 20 years – maybe this is how art colleges/universities could use their employees.