Something that has become apparent from tutorials and lectures though my first term at CSAD is getting feedback from the public and peers on my work from crits and exhibits. Being apart of the Creative Exchange has given me the chance to do just that. Over the Christmas period I began developing work in progress to exhibit in an empty shop exhibition along with other students and graduates of CSAD. The experience has been an eye opening one as I have had the chance to experience what it is like to be apart of creating an exhibition as previously I have had knowledge of showcasing dance which is a completely different experience. For me it highlighted how much more planning and consideration I can put into the viewing experience into my work. I had thought hyperthetically into how I wish my work to be viewed but hadn't quite got to the point where the practicality of it was realised.
Doing this exhibition also gave me a chance to start getting to grips with how to use social media to promote myself and the exhibition (and everyone evolved!) up until now I had not gotten to grips with using social media and being active on it from a professional point of view. It has lead to being able to get my work and the exhibition on to a wider platform; recognition with radio show invites, local televised interviews and other art and dance companies recognising my work.
Being apart of this exhibition has opened up a lot of dialogue with other artists and art platforms and I am feeling inspired to continue with developing my work from a research and art practice perspective. I will also be looking to continue to show work in other pop up exhibits and crits within CSAD as I am recognising this a constructive and rewarding process.
Jodi ann Nicholson
I am a multidisciplinary artist. my training started at the Contemporary Dance School, TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Continuing developing my creative practice at Cardiff School of Art and Design in their Masters in Fine Arts course.