Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

Richard Brooks - Reflective Journal

About the Artist RWB Journal

My work is informed by my personal faith, sense of vulnerability, bereavement, and, my personal experience.

My practice centres on addressing social justice issues of the human condition. I avoid making work of any individual person; so that neither, is the individual stigmatised, nor is the work unduly personalised.

Since January 2012 I have used this blog as part of my reflective journal.
Included in this journal is some of my documentation of my research; the underlined text provides links to web pages etc that have formed part of my research.
The Research Visits category includes some responses to gallery visits.

Thursday16-2-12 NUCA

NUA - weekly MA sessionsPosted by Richard Tue, March 06, 2012 18:07:39

Interesting session with artist, James Iveson, at Outpost - especially his sentiment that wanted his work to be something not merely of something; which reminded me of A Building is not a Building by Ola Kolehmainen. Also good discussion about curating the work and how best to display it; I was pleased to be able to share some of my thoughts from a couple of weeks earlier when first saw the show.

Today's second sessions was a presentation and discussion about the role of writing alongside other art practice and how writings often accompany exhibitions and help or hinder how they are received by the reader/viewer and how the artists words can unduly limit the reading of their work.

It was good to get my learning agreement completed this week, I have now uploaded a pdf copy of this for future reference:

It was also good to see a number of pieces of my Damaged work published in Magnet this month to accompany an article on people trafficking and also at the same time to have a piece from the same body of work on the wall at NUCA, having been accepted in the positions group show, I have included a couple of installation shots below:

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