For our last meeting members were invited to submit projects under way or nearing completion. A longer presentation time of 15 minutes each enabled us to have more in-depth discussions about the work shown. Members presenting work were Teresa Levitt, Andy Parsons, Jeannette Thompson, Barry Cole and Robert Royston.
Teresa showed work in the early stages of development – focusing on the textured facades and doorways in the Via Veneto in Rome. Jeannette’s project on life in the East End of London, already well under way, had an autobiographical nature as she was born and brought up in the area. Andy Preston showed work from his Union Street project which is being undertaken over an extended period of time, the aim being to document the passing of time and its effect on the street. This could develop into a three year project. Barry’s project about London cranes has developed gradually over the years. As he has gradually added images to it, he has found the nature of the project changing. Robert’s project emerged from his pictures of artefacts and decoration taken whilst on holiday. He then manipulates and decontextualises the images, changing them into ‘dreamspaces’.
Being able to discuss your work at greater length was generally felt to be of benefit, a fresh pair of eyes and an alternative viewpoint often revealing a previously unrecognised side to the project in question.
Our next meeting will take place on Wednesday 13th November 2013 at 18.45 at the usual venue – The Artworkers Guild, 6 Queens Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT. As last month’s session was oversubscribed, we will be repeating the format with another six 15-minute slots for presenting considered projects under way, nearing completion or in early days, and calling for serious discussion. To book a slot email Hugh Look firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief (25 word) indication of the nature of the project. Prints or digital images on a memory stick please.