As part of our ‘One Year On’ series, MA Fine Art 2014 graduate Rachel Wilberforce tells us about all the exciting things she’s been up too since graduation which including relocating to the coast, working in the public realm and having her work featured in a music video.
How did you find the Summer Show experience last year?
The final show was busy and hot, and felt a bit like a festival! As I made an ambitious conceptual piece which formed part of the internal infrastructure and architecture of the gallery space with a performative element in the dark, I was particularly interested to see how audiences engaged with the work. Though it was a risk, it was hugely rewarding to see the work being interacted with first hand. I was also great to have the feedback of a wide audience from children to art critics.
I enjoyed seeing a culmination of everyone’s work under one roof, and we took it in turns to tour the whole show! There was a sense of excitement at the possibilities that lay ahead. Following a book I’d put together for the show, I had the opportunity to meet Michael Hoppen at his gallery and gain invaluable feedback on my work.