BA(Hons) Drawing students recently returned from a study visit to Amsterdam. Second year student Esme Bone and Emma Edwoods share their experience of the trip…
‘We were given the opportunity to go on a study trip to Amsterdam with our course. We spent five days exploring the city and experiencing the culture. We had the chance to visit many of the art galleries that Amsterdam has to offer, including the Van Gogh museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk, spending time in the galleries and museums drawing and taking inspiration from the artists and artefacts.
Our hostel was next to Vondelpark; this was a really great location, because we were walking distance from many of the attractions. It also made it really easy to go and explore on our own, knowing that we could get back in no time if we needed to. The area was beautiful and really easy to get around.
We spent our evenings getting food together as a course or in smaller groups – it was nice to get to know everyone a little better. If you are ever given this opportunity I would definitely recommend it – just watch out for the bikes!’
Booking is now open for Falmouth School of Art’s next guest speaker event.
We are delighted to welcome artist Krijn de Koning on Wednesday, 25 November at 5pm (Lecture Theatre 1, Falmouth Campus). Booking is free, but required. (Click here to book).
Krijn de Koning was born in Amsterdam in 1963. He majored in audiovisual design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, before attending Ateliers ’63 in Haarlem in 1988. He subsequently studied at the Institut des Hautes Etudes en Arts Plastique in Paris.
De Koning makes site specific sculptural and architectural constructions that interrupt the environment of a given location, often profoundly changing audience perceptions of place. Typically brightly coloured and built using simple materials, his playful, mostly temporary interventions connect inside and outside spaces, inviting alternative interpretations, uses and experiences of the spaces and places they inhabit. He works across a range of scales, drawing on modernist traditions such as geometric abstraction and Minimalism as well as architectural concerns.
Dwelling, (for Margate / for Folkestone), de Koning’s first commission in the UK, was realised in 2014 for the Folkestone Triennial. This colourful, architectural labyrinth constituted an artwork presented simultaneously in two outdoor locations (the walkway adjacent Margate’s Turner Contemporary and inside a Victorian grotto on Folkestone seafront), exploring de Koning’s fascination with the notion of repetition and seriality in conceptual art practice, and the specificity of place.
‘Land’ (2013) for Edinburgh Art Festival
‘Observatorium Keizersrande’ (2014)