‘What! You want to get discount?!”
Welcome one and all to ‘We were Bored so we Tried to Change the World.’ A 1st Year exhibition which I organised; it was hosted in a previously empty and disused store at our local shopping centre. Boy, it sure was hard work. 3 cans of white paint, hours of student perseverance, and buckets of blood, sweat and tears later, we were ready and waiting with a table of cheap alcohol for our opening night.
We had two parts to our exhibition, the first was a series of work we created based on a brief Anthony Burrill had given us, which was to create our own (somewhat non-serious) protests. The second, feeling slightly constrained with the exhibition work focused solely around the project, was a pop up shop which showcased everyone’s more ‘personal’ style. We sold t-shirts, posters and greetings cards, all of which can be brought on our Etsy Shop. (Coming Soon!)
Personal highlights include, Matt’s jazzy hawaiian shirt on opening night, meeting a handsome graphic designer who wandered in and brought my t-shirt, KJ being DJ for the night and an overwhelming vote on making our tutor, Mark Hudson Prime Minister.
And finally, I’d like to thank Richard and Julie, for letting us have the space for free, More T Vicar, for letting me print t-shirts for free, Steven for all the advice and printing (
unfortunately, not for free) Matt, for being my right hand man and helping me to not lose my sanity, my fellow students who helped with painting and funding, and everyone that took the time to come see and support us.
Thank you, and goodnight.