There are certain dates where you cannot help but to stand still and reflect. An exhibition of practical work in progress and the handing in of a research paper critically discussing how the Masters seminar programme has influenced you is one of these dates.
As I take my exhibition down I cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by. I have been academically challenged, nurtured and enriched by the course, my lecturers and my fellow students alike. I have also made many new kind and clever friends outwith the university. People who I would not have met if I had not begun this amazing journey.
With the new term starting in October it is time to prepare myself for my final year which I believe will pass quicker than my first. Although I have a plan of action of the practical works I wish to produce and the books I need to read for my final dissertation I can honestly say that I think I will be equally surprised at the end point of my next journey.
I feel so lucky to have found the Masters Course. It not only has enabled me to kick start my practice but has been a cathartic outlet for internalised grief.
Link to Gray's School of Art Master's Blog.