For my English module Literature, Language and Media I had to undertake a placement to write an academic report about. I took this as an opportunity to try to experience with related to art as well and did a placement with Reading International – a contemporary visual arts organisation led by the Reading School of Art.
Whilst working on placement, I aimed to spread the word about the events taking place to encourage more students to attend. I also had the opportunity to help artists with the set-up of exhibitions, as well as attend a summit at the Tate regarding Reading International and its partner organisations within Reading.
Projects in which I was involved were
- ‘The Critic As An Artist’ – where I did a reading of Oscar Wilde poems as part of a performance
- The Reading International Summit at the Tate Exchange – where I was note-taking during the presentations and discussions
- And ‘reading in Reading’ – where I helped with setting up and attended the events
Thus far it has been an insightful and fun experience, although my report has been submitted I hope to continue further with Reading International and their projects!