Kat is one of the members of Skimstone’s Young Artists Collective. Here, she tells us a bit about her artistic practice and her ambitions for the future.
How long have you been working towards your Gold Arts Award and when do you hope to complete it?
I’ve been working on my Gold Arts Award for a few months now and I’m hoping to finish it before I move to Plymouth to go to university for Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology!
What does the Award involve?
There’s a big range of assignments, and much of it is a bit like keeping a journal of your progress. I’m currently working on a couple of exhibition reviews, a debate on an arts issue and on being a marketing officer for the Reality Boots Parklives gigs.
Have you already completed any other Arts Awards?
I have A-levels in Fine Art and Photography but I’ve not done anything outside of mainstream education before. It’s nice to be able to plan your own project and set your own limits on it.
It was such a relief getting my results and I felt so proud to have completed such a difficult qualification…arts subjects require so many skills at a high level.
What artwork or music are you working on at the moment?
I’m mostly working on my Arts Award but I like to go on big walks and take photos of weird creatures I come across. I keep a big catalogue of my photos on the computer and if one’s good enough it makes it into my photography portfolio.
What are your ambitions as an artist?
As an artist and future scientist I’d love to make my career about how well science and art can merge. I’d like to be making artworks and biological photographs of the research I’m doing at the time.