3 Weeks ago, in the morning before my 'Large Scale Sketchbook' course , I combined a visit to Tate Modern for the Picasso 1932 with seeing the exhibition of the City Lit Advanced Printmaking course 'Pressing Time' at RK Burt Gallery in Southwark. Walking in between these venues, apart from popping into CAA and coveting earrings by Joanna Veevers, I went via the Jerwood Space , admiring the wonderful dynamic murals ( above).
It was intriguing to see how the same images/sketches had been developed in different ways: in the beach scenes ( above) and particularly in the series of drawings inspired by Grunewald's 'Isenheim Altarpiece' : use of different media; fine drawings v looser raw ink sketches; the progression from shaded sculptural forms to simplified line. I'd go back just to look more closely at these.
An interesting array of artists books in the window at RK Burt enticed you in - you can just about make out the monoprint of a kayak by Patricia Gaudron suspended from the ceiling. I'd seen one laid out in the corridor at City Lit so was intrigued to see how she's fitted one in a box!
I was keen to see the exhibition the following week from the year-long 'EDAM' course as I was considering applying for it but unfortunately the show finished on the Thursday. Nevertheless , with sharp intake of breathe I submitted my application ,was accepted and have now enrolled ! I realise I can't do much else next year but it seemed like the logical next step from the doing shorter courses. A bit daunted but excited.