Ages back, we applied to the UCA Creative Fund on your behalf for some additional dosh to purchase some picture frames and some lighting so we might at last create a course-centric gallery space in the lower 4th corridor. It's been a long time coming, but today we completed the installation of our twelve new frames* and so transformed an otherwise unloved and unlovely expanse of wall into a glittering showcase of student work. Ta da!
The twelve lockable frames make it easy for us to refresh the corridor exhibition when we fancy a change of scenery. First time out, I wanted to highlight character design as an integral aspect of the course and promote your unsung strengths as illustrators; next time, who knows - a cavalcade of digitally painted landscapes? A celebration of life-drawing? An anthology of Summer speed paints? (I did rather rashly promise Ernesta a theme on mutant typewriters, but this might prove a little too niche - even for CG Arts & Animation!). The point is, we now have a space by which to better define ourselves in the eyes and estimation of others and we should use the gallery to dynamic effect. All ideas for future exhibitions are welcome!
*Actually, when I say 'we', I mean 'Alan', who somehow attached the frames to the walls single-handedly without swearing even a little bit!