Lately, we’ve been working alongside Peer Art Group, a bunch of artists in Norwich who all have “proper” jobs. The group is a great catalyst for any artist though. Having left university in June 2011, I hadn’t really made much artwork; as such, I was glad to find a group of like-minded people who I could bounce ideas off!
Our first exhibition was at STEW Gallery, which also has its own artist studios and printing rooms. The criteria was simple; we could submit as many pieces of work we wanted, and it could be any medium. I submitted an old piece of work based on Ovid’s Metamorphosis alongside the range of jewelry I’ve been making as PinPinFinds. It was nice to see my jewelry considered “art”, and I don’t think that’s such a strange concept – fashion can certainly be considered art.
After a long day curating, it was good to see everyone chilling out and enjoying the work. Someone had even brought a guitar, so I did what any sensible person would do – played a guitar with my hands and a tambourine with my feet!