Show Thirteen – The private view

So it crept up on us – Friday was the private view of Show Thirteen! Friends, family and the Lincoln family (alumni) all gathered to celebrate the completion of our degree:

With Pimms (and Peroni and wine and lemonade) and cake kindly made by Dave and Avril, we celebrated…

… and the second years ran the bar for us – thanks again guys.

There were great speeches from Chris, Emma and Barrie (‘TPH has been a good ship’) as well as awards:

James was awarded ‘Student of the year’…

Emma and I were awarded ‘Outstanding contribution to the course’ and the LSDT (Lincoln Société de Design Typographique) kindly welcomed 3 more members – Leanne, Lucy and I. (I’m going to do a separate post about this!)

I’m really honoured to receive 2 awards – I couldn’t really believe it! It’s a rare occasion, but I’m pretty much speechless. Thanks so much to all of the tutors!

These cute button awards (made by Philippa – thanks!) were placed on my panel. Look – it’s a triangular button!!!! How often do you see one of those? I’ve never seen one – Glen said he found it just for me 🙂

The Dawsons (my adopted family) posed with Emma’s 3D panel…

… whilst I said ‘Look at that big arrRsss’ next to my panel. I’m really pleased with how it turned out! For the full effect though, I think it needs to be seen in person really 😉

One thing I found was that if I saw someone looking at my work I couldn’t hang around and eavesdrop because obviously my face is on the front of my portfolio so they know what I look like ha So (as always) any feedback on my work is welcome – drop me an email or something?

Also if you picked up one of my swear word business cards, I want to see what you  do with it! I want to see them in some weird and wonderful places 🙂

Overall it was a surreal night – it was great to see everyone and catch up with the alumni:

We grabbed Barrie, Ben and Sophie for a photo ha

The night went really quickly – it was over in a flash! So now Show Thirteen is officially open, and with 76 great student’s work on display, it would be rude for you not to come and see it all!

Show Thirteen is open now until 14th June – weekdays from 10 – 4pm but also next Saturday 8th June from 10am – 4pm. So I’ll see you there?

For those of you who can’t make it, I think I will do my usual ‘show review’. I wasn’t sure if I should with it being my own show, but I still have my own opinion about the work, so why not?

I mentioned a while back that I’ve been running the Show Thirteen blog and twitter, and we’ve had some really great feedback from alumni and visitors – it makes it all worthwhile! I’d love to hear your opinions too…?

I can’t believe it’s all ‘over’ – what am I going to do with my life now? I’m feeling pretty emotional as a new chapter begins…

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