Everyday creativity inspires Rothesay art student

Alison McGregor with one of the origami birds she created as part of her contribution to the annual degree show at Gray's School of Art at Robert Gordon University.
Alison McGregor with one of the origami birds she created as part of her contribution to the annual degree show at Gray's School of Art at Robert Gordon University.

ARTWORK based on ‘everyday creativity’ and created by a former Rothesay Academy pupil has gone on show to the public in Aberdeen.

Alison McGregor, a fourth-year photographic and electronic media student at Robert Gordon University’s Gray’s School of Art, showcased her work as part of the school’s 127th annual Degree Show.

For her exhibition, Alison displayed her series of photographs based on the concept of ‘everyday creativity’ which highlights that individuals from all walks of life have the ability to be creative in their everyday lives.

Alison’s project also involved making more than a thousand origami birds which were incorporated into her work and exhibition space.

“I believe that by embracing creativity, the mundane association with the term ‘everyday’ can be removed,” Alison said.

“I firmly believe that normal people have the ability to create beauty anywhere, and by exploring this idea there is potential to develop and enhance our day to day lives.”

The degree show, sponsored by BP, showcased the talents of undergraduates across a range of disciplines, including 3D and product design, painting, printmaking, sculpture, fashion and textiles, graphics, digital media, visual communication, photography and electronic media.

Alison is set to graduate with a BA (Hons) in photographic and electronic media in July – though her work will be further showcased at a graduate photography exhibition called Futureproof 2012 at the Street Level Photoworks gallery in Glasgow’s Trongate in August and September. The exhibition will then move on to Dumfries later in the year.