KB Gold Arts Award Portfolio

The Gold Arts Award Portfolio for Kristin Buck at Treasure House CIC

Below is all of the evidence for my Gold Arts Award. If you want to skip the evidence you can look at my final projects here:

Unit 1 – Mortality

Unit 2 – The Mechanics Institute Review Youth Takeover

Unit 1: Part A

My main art form is Photography. I’ve done a lot of photography and film at school in Photography lessons and Media Lessons. Most of my photography was just of the natural world and using natural light. For this project, I learnt how to use the studio and to take staged still life photography in the style of photographers like Irving Penn.

Click here to see my evidence for Unit 1: Part A

Unit 1: Part B

It was difficult to organise work placements when schools were closed. Luckily several artists agreed to offer virtual placements to Treasure House students. I worked with the watercolour artist Barbara Jones.

Click here to see my evidence for Unit 1: Part B

Unit 1: Part C

Beauty • Artwork • Studio Olafur Eliasson

In this unit, I completed research into artists and art events. I conducted research into the Irving Penn, I visited the Olafur Eliason exhibition at the Tate Modern, I also visited Footprints Set Design in Peckham.

Click here to see my evidence for Unit 1: Part C

Unit 1: Part D

This section is all about an issue in the arts.

Unit 2: Part A

I was one of two students to be offered work experience at The Mechanics Institute Review, a creative writing website that runs out of Birkbeck University. I learned a lot during the placement including how to edit a website, and to work with art professionals.

As part of my work experience I was able to run a Youth Takeover month, for the youth takeover, we ran a creative writing competition for under 18s across the UK. We took submissions and judged this nationwide competition.

Click here to see my evidence for Unit 2: Part A

Unit 2: Part B

I worked with two of the managing editors of the website. I worked at school but I was also able to visit Birkbeck and spend some time at the university learning about copy editing and about how an online lit mag works. I also communicated with published authors as part of the project and with the competition winners.

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Unit 2: Part C

In this section, you can see the materials that I made to promote and deliver the competition.

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Unit 2: Part D

The winning entries of the competition were published on the Mechanics’ Institute Review website. I was able to write the pages for the website and publish them live.

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Unit 2: Part E

This is my evaluation of the creative writing Youth Takeover.

Click here to see my evidence for Unit 2: Part E