i. I was feeling a bit worried about going back to uni this week (I didn't realise I was so anxious until starting this MA...) because of the forthcoming interim exhibition, research paper and symposium. However the research paper isn't due until October, the interim 'display' (not exhibition!) only consists of one work each, and we are only an audience for the symposium. I also went for coffee with second year student Leah for reassurance and advice. She suggested that she had felt like this last year and that it's completely normal.
ii. I took part in a group crit where I explained that I was putting aside processes (such as lithography) to focus on making and developing etchings and monotypes (which was encouraged). However I still feel a certain pressure to define 'a project' or find a specific focus so that my work isn't too vague and all over the place. I am unsure if this pressure is coming from the tutors or myself.
iii. The poster and list of exhibiting artists for the Bainbridge Open was revealed. I was delighted to see my name in the company of several artists that I really admire such as Alice Macdonald and Professor David Ferry (who taught printmaking in my first year at Cardiff). I can't wait to see my work in the context of a show devoted to contemporary printmaking.