In the build up to our show we have been busy utilising the workshops, executing final experiments and working hard to produce professional show quality outcomes.
Amongst our group of 10, we are using the print facilities for intaglio, lithographic, relief print, screen-printing, letterpress and computer generated processes. Several of us cross disciplines in our practice and you might find us in the ceramics, digital, photography, 3D or casting workshops.
We have begun planning the production of an original limited edition box set of prints. Graduating students, print tutors and technicians all contribute to this and receive a set. It is a lovely way of sharing and owning work by the people we have been so involved with and with whom we have experienced this amazing MA journey. We will be using some of the box sets as gifts for sponsors and pledgers who support us to raise money for our exhibition catalogue.
In 2015, internationally acclaimed artist, UAL Chair of Art for the Environment Professor Lucy Orta launched the Art for the Environment Residency Programme (AER), in partnership with residency programmes across Europe. Applicants can choose from a two to four week period at one of the hosting institutions, to explore concerns that define the twenty-first century – biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, human rights – and through their artistic practice, envision a world of tomorrow.
Through personal research, studio production time, critiques and mentoring sessions with Lucy Orta and a selection of Europe’s most exciting cultural institutions, the residency programme provides a platform for creative individuals, working across various disciplines, to imagine and create work that can make an impact on how we interact with the environment and each other.
Joshua Y’Barbo, PhD student at Chelsea College of Arts, describes the ‘Susak Expo‘ project funded by EXTRA – the Enhanced Postgraduate Student Community Fund Award.
Chelsea Salon were given the opportunity to curate, document and exhibit in an Arts Expo on the remote Croatian island of Susak where the only people that would attend would be the artists and a peppercorn (130 approx.) population. This is the brainchild of one Daniel Devlin, a self-confessed anti-artist and confidence trickster.
The Premise of the conquest was get three creatives from the Postgraduate Community of UAL and through Chelsea Salon, to undertake curating a show and documenting it. The only slight catch in the plan was it undercurrent, the whole she-bang was based upon “Failure”. What could possibly go wrong?