Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Foundry Fellowships talk @ Chelsea

Paul Coldwell

Presentations by Foundry Fellows who have been working at different periods in the Chelsea college foundry since 2006. There have been three fellows so far: artists, Paul Coldwell, Bruce Gernand and Robson Cezar.

As well as the presentations there will also be discussion by fellows about their thoughts and reflections on their time and experience while working in the foundry. The Foundry Fellowship is a scheme where periodically an artist is invited to work in the Chelsea College Foundry in order to develop their practice through an agreed project involving the processes of Fine Art Bronze Casting. While the primary aim is to support the Fellow in their work, we would anticipate that the presence of this artist working alongside students and staff in the workshop will also engender discussion, discourse and debate.

Paul is part of FADE - Fine Art Digital Environment. Tries several wax scales before gets it right.

Robson - temporary to permanent, giving something strength both physically and in relation to the perceived value of the material.

Useful to go to this to see about how to maybe apply for the fellowship after the MA, needs to be for a specific project to use the processes which will hopefully have an outcome (exhibition etc). Also met Jane Atkinson who is doing a PGCert course with John (who partly organised the fellowship). Had the chance to explain my project to her as she is a voice coach, interested in making visual representations of sound - she seemed interested!!

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