#5 Reflective Summary

The studio workshops really helped in expanding my own mapping experiments and processes by giving me new and insightful ideas on how to perceive my surroundings using different materials. The one I found most helpful and in respect to developing the ideas for my final project included the exercise from week 2 where I followed the … Continue reading #5 Reflective Summary

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Mapping Experiment #4/ Week 4

Between the 24th – 28th of March I went to the 2016 National Folk Festival in Canberra. This was my second year at the festival and also my second year as a volunteer. For the entirety of my time there it felt like a small utopia that you can retreat to and become lost in a … Continue reading Mapping Experiment #4/ Week 4

Mapping Experiment #3/ Week 3

This map was inspired by elements from the exercise we did in the first week; becoming aware of the sounds that surround us. Sitting in my room, struggling to think of what to do for my next map I heard a strange high pitch, staccato noise from outside my window. Hearing this odd noise and, simultaneously obtaining … Continue reading Mapping Experiment #3/ Week 3

Week 3 -Adobe Illustrator Exercise

This exercise with Gregor Cullen proved more challenging than the others. Working with this computer program as opposed to tangible materials was certainly different and difficult. I felt like I did not have as much power to manipulate the material I was working with e.g. moving the shapes around and distorting them. In all honesty I … Continue reading Week 3 -Adobe Illustrator Exercise

Mapping Experiment #2/ Week 2

During this week we continued exercises of mapping out anything on the University grounds. We were encouraged to be creative and explorative with our ideas and to experiment with a variety of materials that were unconventional to our typical art practice. I chose to map out the movements of a pigeon by layering tracing paper; … Continue reading Mapping Experiment #2/ Week 2

Mapping Experiment #1/ Week 1

On our expedition around the Botanical Gardens we took in the natural sounds, smells, feelings and colours of our surroundings.  We split into groups to best depict our experience. The following map is what we came up with: It is a highly stylised depiction of the gardens and also a visual representation of the ducks that occupy the … Continue reading Mapping Experiment #1/ Week 1

Mapping Experiment #1/ Week 1

On our expedition around the Botanical Gardens, taking in the natural sounds, smells, feelings and colours of our surroundings, was a refreshing and therapeutic exercise.  Personally, the sound of my surroundings stood out to me the most, which made me aware of how sound is extremely powerful in affecting our mood and our emotions. I … Continue reading Mapping Experiment #1/ Week 1