4th Year BA Painting, Edinburgh College of Art

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Tara McCullough – Art Research

How to externalize the internal mind’s eye?

Tara’s art practice explores memory recall and nostalgia. She creates structures and projections to depict her personal take on the mind. Her artwork juxtaposes formulaic approaches of installation with the irregularity of shape and form, to create a nuanced visual aesthetic.

‘The Ordinary’ and ‘The Abstracted’

I have experimented with photographs and drawings of ‘the ordinary’. Simple memories, catalogued in photos. I enjoy extracting linear form from photos of ‘memories’ or even things you wouldn’t particularly remember. The obscured layered image creates dimensionality and a dialogue… Continue Reading →

Lucy Raven – The Deccan Trap [2015]

Photographic Animation Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art The Deccan Trap is a sci-fi fable that goes back in space and time, with one layer at a time revealed from a cut-out collage of stacked images. The piece jumps from… Continue Reading →

Peer Crit – 30.10.2020

Reflection: “The mundane has become the extraordinary”  Myself and 4 others met up in C.06 studio to have a socially distanced, student-directed crit. Just like the ‘good old days’. Except entirely different. ECA studios lie empty and uninhibited. The sculpture court,… Continue Reading →

Update on Materiality

Bespoke metal frames Soon to be suspended in space.. or mounted on a plinth.. or both. linear artwork and acrylic poured shapes on acetate/PVC will be displayed within the frames, in a grid format. I will use a spotlight to… Continue Reading →

Line – Autumn 2020

Autumn 2020. India ink on A2 paper. -October 2020- Big aul’ line drawing for Autumn 2020. I have used imagery that is personally significant to me. These pictures hold special memories from exclusively September and October 2020 and depict the… Continue Reading →

Unresolved trials and sketches.

These works do not define a turning point or indicate significant influence. However, they make statement on present experimental research and the beginning stages of a greater outcome. Just another stepping stone towards the end goal.. Research informing practice. Unresolved… Continue Reading →

Quick portraits from memory

These quick sketches were made with a splash of watercolour, felt tip markers and India ink pen. I wanted to challenge myself to produce quick 30 minute studies of my friends, using only my memory. I use this  linear style… Continue Reading →

Fall collage 2020

This is how my line drawings usually begin. I will use this layout and composition to inform figurative studies done in pen and paint. The end outcome will be an adaptable image I can use both in screen print and… Continue Reading →

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