Fine Art interview and portfolio advice

Fine Art interview and portfolio advice

So a portfolio is either a physical
document or a digital version which you can submit to us online. In its physical
format this is a large folder that contains
plastic sleeves that you insert your work into. What we're looking for is approximately
10 to 15 pieces of finished work that supplemented by sketchbooks. We're also keen to see that research
is important in your practice so the ability to look at artwork of both
traditional and contemporary practitioners and to show that it is
inspiring your own practice in terms of ideas, but also techniques. Ownership is
also important so we want to see that you are putting yourself into your
practice in some way. So putting your own enthusiasms and interests into
your work rather than blindly following a brief. In terms of the interview, it is
good to prepare so I would recommend that you talk through your portfolio and
with a friend or a family member just to get used to that process. I would
also recommend memorising the names of a few artists that you found inspirational
and maybe even go and see an exhibition and think of something to report
about that exhibition. But, don't worry unduly about the
interview because we're not here to, kind of, trip you up or make it a difficult
situation for any applicant. What we're trying to do is to create a
relaxed environment in which you and your work can shine, so relax and enjoy it. So when I was preparing my portfolio I
wanted to think about different ways to include the breadth of work. So thinking about all the different things I tried what skills they have to offer so things like including documentation
of my sculptures, my installations, different drawings, so looking at different
ways of mark making. I included some paintings aswell So although some of the things I
wouldn't say were key to my practice, I wanted to show a breath of
all things I'd tried. Another thing to think about is editing, editing your portfolio. It needs to be the best of your work it needs to be reduced. If you have too much you just won't have
time to talk through it all when it comes to your interview. Pick the key pieces, maybe the pieces that have helped you to bring your practice forward. Make sure they are things that you've
got something to say about. You don't want to be saying "oh well this is just a drawing I tried", you want to have something key to say about it. When it comes to your interview there's
nothing really you need to worry about. They want to see your work.They're not there, to, kind of, push you down. They want to see that you're confident about your work. Don't be afraid to show work, like, outside of the course because it, kind of, shows that
you're enthusiastic. It's like you're telling your story through your portfolio, so it's really nice to have a narrative to it and show it like a progression of how you have progressed throughout college You need to lay out your work in a minimal way because you don't want too much on one page. You don't want masses of work to go through. You need to kind of showcase your work, show off your best bits, give a snapshot
of who you are as an artist.

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  1. I am geting a art interview on Saturday for a art gallery 😃 Iam really excited about it! And i going there to talk about selling my artworks and making it a carrer for me! And make myself become a full time ARtist! 😃 this video was really helpful! Thanks!

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