So this has been a pretty big week in my professional world and I am feeling pretty excited about it all.
Firstly I found out my tutor could put me in touch with someone at the Uni who works in sound which is excellent as I cannot do one of the installations I plan for my MA with the knowledge I hold alone…. yes I am reading up on thinsg and doing copious amounts of research but actually there are some things that still make you go “hmmmmm” and want to smack your head against a wall….. so this was great news and in fact I am meeting with the said person on Tuesday during my lunch break at Uni… YEY!
Then on Tuesday I also discovered that I have been shortlisted for The News’ (a Portsmouth and south west Hampshire paper) Woman of the Year (Arts Category); which is pretty, bloody great. Well that is apart from the fact that they expect the nominees to still buy a ticket, which I think is a tad unfair really but there you go.
On Wednesday I had my Artist One to One. This is a session I get once a year as part of being an Aspex Associate (the main contemporary gallery in Portsmouth). This was surprisingly great; I had some great advice about my multi installation idea for my MA. Lots of useful advice about funding for my much bigger arts festival I am launching next year, off of the back of the success of Fareham Art Trail this year; and a huge boost with regard to understanding my worth as an artist and arts organiser. I was also pretty glad at how impressed my adviser was by how I manage to do it all, including run arts courses for disabled children and artist networking evenings.
To cap it all off the call outs for Fareham Arts Festival went live tonight which is fantastic news. To find out more about this you can visit: