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Still Waiting

Its all going down to the wire. Still no news about filming the trustees. The photo should arrive next Friday (a week later than I thought) I rushed out to the framers today to set everything up so that they could get the frame made hopefully the day before the van arrives to pick it up. Meanwhile I got an email from Generator Projects, Dundee asking to see some more recent work with a view (I assume) to possibly having a show with them next year, maybe. What shocked me as I was putting together a dvd & bumph was how my output seems to have dropped in the last year. Strangely this exactly coincides with my involvement with Commissions East and the Arts Council. I’m sure part of my grant application talked about creating more time for my practice. These thoughts have coincided with an invitation to come and talk at the next Air event in Colchester. I will be discussing "the key issues for me and my practice in the future" with fellow Foundling artist David Kefford and Caroline Wright who I’m sure I met in a pub once. I have to admit I really hadn’t thought about this before, usually I tend to bob around like a duck with a broken leg.

Anyway I started writing a list of ideas to mumble about. I thought that anyone who is thinking about coming could read it, and change their minds.

Key Issues
Gallery league system (in my mind) and going up to the next division.
How to break in (strategic thinking)
“Build it and they will come”
International (I meant artist)
Exhibiting and its disappointments.
Getting more out of exhibitions
How to go on if you don’t like solo exhibitions
Other strategies
Time and Space – not all it’s cracked up to be.
Being a professional
Sales and how to avoid them.
Being confident about the value of my work
Saying no
Money (wanting it)

Discussions like this one
This blogging thing