The presentation part was nerve-wracking and looking back, I wish I had presented a more general selection of my work rather than just the degree show. But I suppose that's what these events are for - to make you think about how you present yourself and what work you can use to fully illustrate your practice. It was fascinating to see how the ethos of the college was reflected in the students, lots of conceptual and object based art in all the European colleges, compared to more socially engaged work works from Limerick. As a printer, I felt a bit archaic but it was good to be part of the mix.
We also got to visit De Pont, a fantastic art gallery with some great works, housed in a former woollen mill. Photographs of some of them are below.
I loved Tilburg, especially the bicycles. I am almost wishing I get a Dutch city just to ride bicycles again. Here are a few photographs - my camera died whilst I was over there as an indirect result of my beachcombing. All the sand at the bottom of my bag got into the lens mechanism. So I'm back to my trusty but heavy DSLR.