Student Work Inspires at ‘you have got my bone’

On Friday 26th April I had the absolute pleasure of attending ‘you have got my bone,’ an exhibition organised by Pascal Colman (Westminster), Alice Howard (Slade School of Fine Art) and Olivia Bladen (UCL, ArtAttack), which closed on Saturday after a week-long run. The show took place over three floors at the old Foyles bookshop in Charing Cross, and as I wandered through the exhibition, level after level, taking it all in, I couldn’t help but think how lucky I was to have made it back from LA in time to see this.

If you read this blog, you know my fondness for student-run exhibitions, but I must admit this particular attempt was unlike any other I’ve seen. Artist and exhibition director, Pascal, came across the former bookshop by chance on a walk, and seeing how empty the space was, inquired how much it would cost to rent for a week’s time. He and friend/Artist, Alice, then worked out that with enough artists participating the cost would be next-to-nothing, and so they went for it — inviting their peers, friends, and any artist who desired, to put up work in the show. There were no parameters for the art whatsoever except that the space had to be left in the condition in which it was found.

Of course, here we hit upon another another ArtAttack favourite — open exhibitions.

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