Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Parts of the sum : Aggie Tyson and Jude Fleming

A showcase of the work required for the completion of the BFA degree from the National Art School.
The exhibition includes the best examples of completed works from 1st, 2nd and 3rd years in Ceramics, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, and Drawing.

Also included are a selection of class notes and essays from Art History to demonstrate how this underpins and informs our practices in all the diciplines.
The exhibit intends to display the high calibre of education offered and the level of committment required to complete the BFA.
The work illustrates the rigor, scope and depth of the course providing a sound foundation for the informed pursuit of our future art practice.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

24 HOUR ARTY PEOPLE : 24 poems by James Shirlaw

This event will be a release night for my poetry collection, as a one night exhibition of the poetry followed by a performance piece that I’ll be executing.
The 25 poems will be handwritten on 25 large individual sheets of paper and exhibited across both levels.
The event will be marked by a performance piece entitled ‘Narcissus’. A large scale self portrait drawing would be hung upstairs depicting myself in a joyful social mood. In turn l will be painted completely in black body paint covered with a black umbrella and seated in one corner acting as the dark angered alter ego who similarly is frozen as the extreme opposite of the happy careless figure in the drawing. The seated figure will keep constant eye contact with the drawing through out the opening and should make no communication with anyone in the room. To incorporate a third party into the performance the seated figure will become progressively drunk through out the evening. The unplanned effects of strong intoxication will act as the humane, sporadic element to the performance as it’s impossible to know the exact outcome.
The body of the performance dealing with two solitary objects relates to my conflicting practices in writing and visual art, both competing for time and quality and perhaps for acceptance and exposure as an art student.
link to photos

Thursday, November 16, 2006


The Birth of Shadows

see Flickr set here