Thursday, 25 August 2011

Up and running

After endless hours of meetings, problems, brainstorming and cups of tea the website is finally finished. It went up yesterday. I’m trying to get as many people on it as quickly as possible so it begins to look busy, endless emails are going out to any arty person I can think of..

We also went to the printers to proof our posters and business cards, they look great. We can finally hold something! 7,000 posters are being printed for next week, this is our first one...

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Wouldn't it be great..

There were so many things I wanted to discover and question throughout the process of applying to art school. If I’d had better access to these answers it would have made everything so much easier.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily find students from one specific art college on the internet? You could see what the colleges styles were like and how each student varies. None of their websites seem to have much if any of the students work. The end of year exhibitions are on at a time when you haven’t really begun applying and it’s when everyone’s really busy with exams or their own exhibitions. In any case it’s often very far to travel just to then find out it’s not for you.

When I went for my interviews for Foundation I was pretty shocked by everyone else’s work - the standard and style were so varying. I had only really seen school friends’ stuff (all with a similar sort of style and way of thinking). Wouldn’t it be great to be able to see what other people my age were doing and where I stood in comparison to them?

“Wouldn’t it be great….”, I kept thinking and every time I asked this question, I answered myself “why not?” There was no website specifically for art students, no web site to provide this information – well at all easily anyway.

So over the next few months I got talking to friends and it wasn't long before I was buzzing with ideas. Then the tricky part was to narrow everything that I wanted down to realistic goals and from this was born…