Agoraphobia: The Spaces Within is a three part project supported by Blackpool and the Fylde College’s Scholarship and Research Development Award.
The aim of the project was to create a visible community of practice amongst creative practitioners and students.
The theme of Agoraphobia was the starting point for a group of staff and alumnae from the School of Creative Arts to create a new piece of art work, specifically developed to create a dialogue with the College’s Palatine building. The resulting exhibition, installed in the Palatine Building, was a series of subtle artistic interventions that lead the viewer around the common and not so common areas of the building.
The second part of the project was the creation of a blog, where exhibitors made visible elements of their creative process as they worked towards their finished art work. The recording of and reflection on one’s creative process is common to lecturer / artists and students, and the sharing of this, often private activity, can enrich and support the teaching of art. Contributors to the project discussed how research informs their practice at a School of Creative Arts symposium on the 23rd May 2013.
A limited edition, hand-made exhibition catalogue (and downloadable PDF) was the final part of the project, designed by Rachel Tarlin as her contribution to the project. It drew together writing, sketchbooks and art works and copies are still available.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like a copy.
Thursday 2nd May – Monday 3rd June
Symposium & Book Launch
Thursday 23rd May 2pm Room PAL109 Palatine Building