Today is one of the most exciting days of my University endeavour; it kind of brings to an end, rounds off in the best possible way, my four years of learning. That is, learning to be a Fine Art Photographer. King Street Gallery Graduate Exhibition, 2015 – opens today at 17:30 and I am one of the lucky six graduates to have their work on show.
In this last year of my degree I have received two special awards, the Dissertation Award, awarded by my tutor, Amelia Kilvington and the Carmarthenshire Learner of the Year Award, for which I was nominated by my Tutor Iain Davies.
Both are absolutely fantastic to have achieved and I couldn’t have done it without the fantastic support of John, my Husband and my tutors.
This exhibition, at the King Street Gallery couldn’t be more appropriate as a perfect finale to a fantastic four years.
My ‘Spirit of Ynyslas’ installation piece is one of the six exhibits chosen to be a part of the King Street Gallery Degree Show. I feel very honoured but most of all, really excited that my installation will be seen by a such a wide audience. I hope that everyone who comes to see it gets close to feeling the excitement and awe that I felt when I first experienced standing on the beach amongst the ancient roots of the 5000 year old submerged forest.
On a personal level, I am now continuing my artistic journey , attending college to experience and learn more about Painting, Drawing, Printing and Ceramics. It is brilliant – if anyone is reading this blog and contemplating doing something similar, please don’t hesitate – it is truly rewarding.
With regard to my blog post, I intend to build up my Degree page and gradually add notes of my time at Coleg Sir Gar, tips on how to get the very best out of a photography degree and hopefully some encouragement for anyone finding it a tough haul – it really is but there are ways to make it a lighter load and I hope my Degree page will eventually be able to help.