My next challenge is to select at least another 2 artists to exhibit with us in New York State next April. It’s something I’m finding difficult to focus on while the church commission is still very much in the forefront of my thoughts. BUT… Bruce Davies from the Leeds based Basement Arts projects came down to meet me over the weekend to discuss the project – which has in fact been in the planning since our Stockholm trip.
As he was there on Friday, he inevitably got roped into helping me secure the wire for the installation in the church (for which I am very grateful!) but we did go off for a coffee afterwards to chat.
As we listed the artists from Stockholm and the following exhibitions in Liverpool and Leeds, we realised how many more Yorkshire based artists there were than other areas. It’s not really a big issue, but I’ve been set a challenge to try to even it up just slightly.
Although we are happy with the artists already involved, we are looking for a couple of others who will engage more with the project, by coming across with us (funding permitting)
We have the gallery booked and our New York contact is presently securing empty shops to use as additional spaces. It is therefore not really suitable for artists who work on canvas or similar 2D work. (so apologies to people I know who’s work is fabulous, but it just isn’t quite what we are looking for!)
The artists must be willing to talk to the public and student groups. This will be paid.
I’m not putting it out there as an opportunity as I feel that the first step in engaging with the project is that the artist is actually reading this blog.
Additional note….. artists have now been selected.