Today I spent the afternoon with Sarah, one of the curators at YSP and had a good look around my gallery space (mine for a few weeks of 2011 at any rate). It was brilliant to sit down and find out a few things about timescales, money, materials, and stuff and generally sort out how things will happen a little more. I feel SO much more relaxed having things said out loud. Actually, I’m not sure that relaxed is a word that will ever be right in connection with this exhibtion, but I can’t think of a better one at the moment.
Anyway, I am still rubbish at talking money, but I have promised to get better at asking for help. Sometimes I forget how some things that would take me ages and drive me insane are just daily tasks for staff at the park. Default position is to ask, just incase.
One incredible development is being offered the use of the boat house as a place to work in the run up to the exhibition (starting in November by the looks of things). It’s amazing and there is a little wooden side part that is made for photographing things in (my things at least!). First residential dates are in the diary for November as well a meeting with technical staff to start asking my list of a million questions…. how would I make this like this? Can you help me make this like this? ETC ETC ad infinitum.
I’m so excited that I have almost forgotten I am doing workshops with the public at the park over the next two days. Anyone in West Bretton please come and make a self portrait as a building with me :D