Direct Art Action gallery review

I visited a gallery for unit 1 part C in Sutton Coldfield and spoke to 2 local artists that told us about the work that they do

Direct Art Action gallery review

I visited here on 1st March with my Arts Award group. It is a gallery of local Sutton people’s work and you can look round the whole thing. Then I spoke to Fran Vere and James Ware who are two artists who have work on display in the gallery. We looked at their work and we asked questions and they told us in more detail about one of their pieces of work. We looked at art work made by a range of artists and analysed the work of Fran Vere and James Ware in detail. We chose one piece we liked the best and asked questions about how they made the work. They told us how they make their work and their careers. We had a look round the whole gallery afterwards and spoke to the man who set it all up.

We saw a range of art styles including photography, fine art and a multitude of different styles but it was all visual arts. There was some 3D work as well made out of lots of materials like metal, clay and mosaic. I have done foil embossing recently which was similar to some of the metal work on display but these were much bigger. I haven’t been to such a big art exhibition before so it was good to see so many different types. 

I didn’t expect to see some of the styles that were there because one piece looked like a corroded mannequin and others were more steampunk based with others that were more underwater focused. There were so many different styles of art. I liked some of the digital images that were made by Fran Vere because I have an interest in water because we don’t know what’s at the deepest area. I liked how she created something really abstract with all her digital editing and using Photoshop.

I didn’t like how some of the art was arranged. Because of the size of the space there was quite a lot of room but nowhere to sit down. This would have been good so you could look at things for longer. I know it has recently opened and 

That they change and add to it all the time which is good so I’d like to go back later in the year to see what has changed.

It made me think more about my interest in carpentry and how I will go about getting into it because until now I only thought about taking it through a more furniture based route but I now know that a lot more is possible and I can make artwork of my own with wood and other resistant materials.


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  • Luke Taylor

    On 11 June 2018, 15:18 Luke Taylor Voice Reporter commented:

    Great stuff, Rae :) Do you want to become an artist in the future?

  • Emrys Green

    On 12 June 2018, 10:32 Emrys Green Voice Team commented:

    This sounds like a great experience! So good to experience a variety of art styles.

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