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It was Art Lab at Dean Clough with the new format of two artist presentations and the ‘marketplace’ show and tell in the second half where everyone can display and discuss their work informally. This came from the festive party format which was just this ‘show and tell’ informal format and went down really well so we adopted it as a regular format. I also asked the group to reflect on how the sessions were going and what was working and any ideas for improvements.

There really does seem to be a collective ownership of the group which I think is incredibly valuable. The conversations are positive and progressive whilst still being critical. I don’t think it will become a fixed thing and will always be responsive and remain in flux. The conversations will differ each time but the core ethos remains the same that it’s about conversation and positive connections.