Current work-in-progress (Grab_slide), 2015. Glass, print-out, acrylic paint, self-adhesive foam square
This week we catch up with BA Fine Art 2014 graduate Laura Fowle. Tackling her first year out of education, Laura is going full steam ahead in developing her practice and completing the ArtQuest Lifeboat Residency Programme with ACAVA Studios in London. Here’s what she had to say about her time on the BA course and what life is like after Chelsea as she progresses into an exciting future as a professional artist.
Describe your Chelsea experience in 3 words?
Challenging / Encouraging / Thought-provoking
What do you enjoy most about studying at Chelsea?
I really liked how the course was heavily practice based, however also had a strong focus on theory. The combination of the two created a really interesting and engaging way of working. I had a good relationship with my tutor Dave Beech in the third year, and I feel he really pushed me to be more daring and challenged me about my work. I felt like the tutors had a genuine interest in you and your work and wanted to push you further – this was really encouraging and motivating.
How did you enjoy living in London?
I have lived in London for almost 5 years now and have continued to do so after I graduated. I guess I really enjoy the convenience of the city, there is always something on, a show to see, a new bar or an exhibition opening. When it comes to applying for exhibitions I find living in London has been really helpful as I can be more mobile with my work and practice, and living in London definitely makes me feel more of a part of the art scene.
What was your greatest challenge on the course and how did you overcome it? Read the rest of this entry »