Projects and collaborations

The Projects branch of the website explores some of the processes and experiences one encounters in the conceptualisation, evolution and materialisation of a work or set of art works.

Artistic projects are rarely simple or straightforward, they require research, planning and often a good deal of creative and inovative thinking, but they also provide opportunities for learning, for growth and give a sense of achievement when the plan comes together. If in some small way this website can spark a few ideas to enrich your project then go for it, produce incredible art. She also looks forward to hearing your ideas.

Let’s first take a brief look at what makes a successful art project (and this is no different to any other project – Critical Success Factors) The effort needed to succeed is obviously less for a single painiting than it would be for a solo exhibition or public art commission, but the principal and steps are still valid.

Decide on the scope

Look at opportunities and resources. The intended customer or market and scope appropriately by considering your budget, time available, the designing and producing, including and work you need to contract out.

Draw up a plan

Art plans are a road map and a framework to guide a project regardless of how large or small the project is. You often hear it said that “the planning is more important than the plan” and there is wisdom in this. Planning forces one to think about everything that needs to be taken care of in getting to your final vision. If you hit a stumbling block, do some more planning and devise a new plan to overcome it.

Firm up the design

Work from your initial vision develping the design detail needed to achieve it , this is both an exciting and vulnerable phase of any artwork. Ensure that your concept is reflected in the final product, that your design intent is met.

Carry out the work

Depending on the nature of the project this could include studio fabrication.on site work and installationinstallation, collaboration and coordination between artists, fabricators, and contractors to ensure that the artwork is built as envisaged.