Crit 57 @ DPL Media City, 5 December 2014

Crit 55  @ DPL Media City


Friday 5 December 2014

Q-Art Crit 10.30-4.30pm



University of Salford

MediaCityUK Plot B4

Salford Quays

M50 2HE


Please rsvp to [email protected] if you’d like to attend or present work at this event.


Crit Presenters


David Taylor

University of Salford

BA Visual Arts 3rd Year

Statement about your practice

I am interested in the the potential of photographic and video images when presented in more tangible or abject forms. Typically I work by subjecting images to processes of change or degradation and lately I have been experimenting with painting and using typically sculptural materials like latex in my treatment of my images, that themselves come through a mixture of analogue and digital adjustments. My images typically come from a variety of sources including film and news reports.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:

I am looking for more of an outside perspective on the interpretation of my work, as well as comments and suggestions for technique with materials and processes.
Amy Stevenson & Bronte Gregory

University of Salford

Visual Arts 3rd Year!untitled/cyuu

Statement about your practice

We have combined our individual subject matter to create an interactive and submersive multi-sensory environment. ‘Information Point’ aims to stimulate the senses and encourage memory-making, (or remembering), through use of colour, audio and smell. The intention is to deliver an interactive experience that allows the spectator to control how the ‘sculpture’ appears to the outside world- and in this sense- the work becomes animated- the activity of the inside ‘controller’ can be watched from the outside world but when inhabiting the ‘Information Point’ one becomes isolated. Constantly changing depending on data imput through remote controls, the aim of this work is to embody the idea of creative play.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:

Where to take this next. How to do this better.


Asad Khan

Manchester Metropolitan University

BA (Hons) Interactive Arts 2nd Year

Statement about your practice:

A statement about my practice I would not know how to answer that I guess, the key aspect is that I like to try different methods there really is no focus on conceptualism behind what I do.
I attempt a technique and see if it pans out, I don’t know I guess all I want to do is just make Art and enjoy myself whilst making it and if I do something that I have particularly enjoyed and would like to do again I will. For now my practice is about trying as many different techniques as I can possibly can and to learn many more then to find an effective way of using what I learned in new way through experimentation.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:

I’m open to all criticism, useful insight, and a fresh perspective things that will help me formulate ideas for future projects.
Carina Ripley


Interactive Arts 2nd Year

Statement about your practice

In my practice I like to look at stories and people; usually with undertones of equality and a wish for political change. My work is almost always interactive and I encourage my audiences to touch my work, I try to use more than one sense in every piece (usually sight and touch). I am currently exploring feminism; how the movement is changing and being ‘rebranded’. I am interested in intersectional feminism as well as how men can be made to feel more welcome/the importance of male feminists. In my practice I use a variety of materials that change from project to project – at the moment I am working specifically with metal, textiles and words/poetry, although this may change as the project develops.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:

I am hoping that the chance to talk about my work and explain it to a group will give me the opportunity to get it clear in my own head what it is that I am trying to achieve. I might also get feedback from the participants about what feminism and gender mean to them.
Sarah Byrne

University of Wolverhampton

Fine Art 3rd year
Statement about your practice

My interest in how language is used and its many contexts has spawned works focused around linguistic commentary. My work often investigates the relationship between art and literature.

Woven throughout these themes, an underlying concern is the idea of a barrier between the ‘art world’ and the everyday world. Much of my work comments on the issue of losing art (a once international way of communication) to a more ‘elite’ group which must be educated into a certain ‘art language’ in order to understand. My work hopes to question and perhaps break down these barriers.

Sometimes poetic, sometimes ironic, sometimes nonsensical, I hope that by using text as the main medium in many of my works, a clear, playful way of communicating conceptual ideas with the audience could be unveiled.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:

The opportunity to receive feedback from people who are strangers to my practice would be invaluable. With my work, I feel it is important that while some aspects may remain ambiguous, there is a firm amount of certainty with regards to the works meaning. The opinions and feedback of others would communicate to me whether my methods of conveying this meaning are successful.


Danny Markham

University Of Salford

BA in Visual Arts Final Year

Statement about your practice

My practice is to try and pull apart the theory behind skateboarding to experiment with and also experiment with the materials it is associated with (movement, culture, space, line, ways of seeing, psycho geography/ Plywood, concrete, skateboard parts etc). Id like to suggest my work considers the fine line between skateboarding being a sport or an artistic form of expression, that the movement in skateboarding is more like a form of dance then a competitive desire with a end result. That skateboarders use their wheels to mark make the city with a freedom with line and space.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit

I would be happy to receive any kind of feedback, I am not scared to receive anything honest and straight forward as well as anything abstract or out of the box so to speak. I am a very open person who see’s any

ones opinion as constructive and positive. From that I will then use that critical advice to assess my work with a lot more understanding, I believe that sometimes an artist can sometimes play safe and talking to other people breaks down those barriers.




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