Monthly Archives: March 2013

Layered Video Journeys

Journey from Alison Stewart on Vimeo.

This is mapping a journey by train which is leaving London Victoria. It captures layers on camera by filming the window pain reflection as the train slowly puts out of the station. Steep learning curve:

  • how to video
  • upload video to Vimeo
  • embedding it into website

Journey 2 from Alison Stewart on Vimeo.

This journey is a train leaving Fratton station using an Ipad Mimi. Again showing layers inside and outside the carriage.

Roy Lichtenstein. A Retrospective. Tate Modern.


Just had a day trip to London as both my teenage girls requested a visit to the Lichtenstein exhibition at the Tate. Being a student artist I am constantly going to exhibitions however my girls try to avoid them. It came as a surprise that they were keen to go.

I was overwhelmed by the quantity and scale of the work. The exhibition was mobbed and at times, while trying to view the work, became over crowded. Pop art has an appeal to all ages. It is fine art in an accessible format allowing open access to all.

Laura Letinsky. Ill Form & Void Full. The Photographers Gallery


Laura Letinsky. Ill Form & Void Full. The Photographers Gallery

We also popped to Laura Letinsky’s exhibition to help one of my daughters with her artist research for her photography AS. For my own art practise I was concentrating on the layering involved and it has inspired me to include photographic layers in my stitching.

Jan Suoboda Group Show The Photographers Gallery

Below is an enclosed picture I spotted with unusual framing. The work was mounted directly onto the wall with wooden batons top and bottom screwed to the wall. Perspex was suspended between the screws and the battons. This could be an interesting technique to frame my work.


Light And Line by Polly Binns and Anne Morrell

A couple of weeks ago I went to see this exhibition when it was exhibited at the Turnpike Gallery in Leigh, Lancashire. The gallery staff were very accommodating to my friend and I, issuing us with photocopies of statements and additional literature to aid our studies. Below is a link to a good review when the exhibition was previously exhibited in Barnsley:


In November 2012 Polly Binns came to Chichester Uni to give a lecture. This was followed by me having a 1:1 tutorial to discuss my art practise. I always record tutorials on a dictaphone, then write them out in full to help my dyslexic brain remember the important bits. Binns said: “you will remember what you need to remember.” What stood out for me was our chat on hanging textiles. Binns explained that she had used many techniques over the years but found using panel pins straight into the cloth a satisfactory method. Indeed this is what I remembered!