As requirement for my first year of study in BA Hons Fine Art, we had to curate a group exhibition based on the module guide of 'Wunderkammer'. We had 1m square foot of space and had to base our work around that size. I had chosen the idea of creating a time box of all my fondest memories thus far at that point in my life, which consisted of drawing them as one montage.
When I had joined the Fine Art degree in 2015, I never had any experience with exhibiting my artwork or represented myself as an artist. I was more of a hobbyist before then, people knew I could paint and draw but maybe didn't take it as seriously as they do now, I know I didn't take it seriously until I realised this was the path I wanted to take in life - or at least try. I knew once I heard we were going to have display work in the gallery as part of our module, I was very keen to produce something better than I've done before. With this module, there was a specific theme of the 'Wunderkammer'. Up til now, I've never had to stick to specific brief, I have always had freedom to produce work free to my imagination apart from studying still life and various other methods throughout education at school and sixth form. So, it was quite a challenge being creative within context. However, after lots of study and preparation, I was ready to commit to my final artwork for this exhibition. We were given a 1 x 1 metre square to place our work in and I had produced a 1 x 1 metre square drawing.
Once we had hung all the artworks, I was really proud to see my work hanging especially when it took me around 36 hours to draw, with minimal intervals in the shifts of drawing. For the level of confidence I was at during this point of my life, I felt this piece was very strong and it suited the brief well, which achieved me a good grade. Having this opportunity to play around in the 'in house' gallery, made all of us feel slightly more connected as a group and made us understand who we can be as artists. This was a very good exercise for all of us to partake in.