In the last week of term I had another editorial board meeting – it was really nice to go to the meeting with a lot of new ideas and suggestions for contributors, as well as feedback from the curation team. Now we’ve got a provisional list of people we’d like to ask, it will be a lot easier to try and focus questions/themes around them and to research their specialisms. I don’t think we’re too worried about writing to them just yet, we’ll be able to focus a lot more time on this after we’ve handed in the fist term’s work.
I think we need to try and avoid the publication being too Norwich based, as although a lot of graduates will stay in the area, I think many are looking further afield. I’m based in London, for example, so to get involved with projects and galleries there will obviously be a lot different than approaching organisations in Norwich. With the publication in mind I’d quite like to start creating a bit of web presence etc. I’m quite self-conscious about sharing my work on social media etc so I think I really need to push myself out of my comfort zone and advertise myself as an artist rather than a student. I’m hoping to be able to create a website over Christmas to try and publicise myself a bit more.
On the last day of term, me and a few others took part in a bit of a group activity. In response to one of the tutors leaving a few weeks ago, Paul started leaving sticky notes around the university with ‘Judith was here’ on them. The idea then became a bit of a protest, having had a really helpful tutor leave – and Paul stated producing sweatshirts which a group of us purchased and wore in the lecture theatre. I think his intention was to make a small profit on the shirts so that money could be donated to a charity of Judith’s choice. It’s something I was really keen to get involved with and publicise, as I think as artists we have a right to critique the institution and question our quality of teaching.
I also took a couple of impromptu photos this week that I hope to do something with after Christmas. Although these aren’t what I’d consider outcomes, it goes to show that in a few seconds I can capture something to work from, and it doesn’t have to be that significant.