As well as visiting galleries, cultural events and looking through creative books to gain inspiration for you at school and for myself; I also look at various websites on the internet. Its really important to keep up to date with current trends as this will help you with your own work.
Here are a few sites which you should visit on a regular basis.
www.itsnicethat.com – online UK magazine showcasing the up and coming creative minds as well as your more traditional work. They also have a section on what’s on around the UK.
www.pinterest.com – one of my favourites which I have been using for the past two years. This is a social network site orginally from America. You will not get access to it at school due to it being a social network site. People ‘pin’ everyday things they are interested in. Its great to find GCSE examples and new artists.
www.flickr.com – photography website where amateur and professional photographers upload their images. Good to look through for compositional ideas.
www.butdoesitfloat.com – another great site showcasing various artists from across the world.
www.youtube.com – find videos on artist talks or research new techniques.
www.vam.ac.uk – website of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
www.nationalgallery.org.uk – website for the National Gallery in London.
I will keep updating you with new sites when I find them.
You should try and find something new everyday.