Apologies for doing so many blog posts this month…its a novelty having so much ‘free’ time, and subsequently, because of this extra time, I’m able to involve myself in so many projects.
I left the last post about to attend the PV and First ever staging of Mina Loy’s Collision (1916) performance at The Bluecoat: http://www.thebluecoat.org.uk//events/view/events/3287 followed by a Performance by Mary Hurrell with Kitty Fedorec.
I haven’t seen a performance artist for a while, so seeing three in one night, was quite a treat. The gallery was packed out and it seemed to have a real party atmosphere. Well done new curator Adam Smythe!
Saturday. I went down to the studio to meet our latest artist in residence, Harold Offeh. At the time of meeting, he was sat in the ‘All Nations’ hairsdressers taking photographs of the very chatty stylist and her customer – who didn’t want to be photographed without make up, so borrowed a huge pair of sunglasses. The three artists in residence will be exhibiting their work in their placement venues on 5th March, so I can talk more about them nearer the date.
Sunday, I was meant to run my 2nd workshop at the studio. I’d had two bookings and a few emails from people asking if I could do it a different day. To be honest, I felt it just wasn’t worth me spending a whole day preparation just to pick up £20 from the people who would attend on that day. So I cancelled it.
I’ve rearranged the date, but I’m really not sure I want to do it now. Its such a lot of effort for so little money. It isn’t a good way of earning a living.
Monday… I went over to Garston for a meeting with East Street Arts. I’d been working on and off with them on their temporary spaces project and this meeting was to check out a former Co-op that they’d recently acquired. It was a HUGE space. Whoever take this on as a studio, is very lucky!
The rest of this week has been spent discussing ways of raising cash to do the art fair in Athens and chasing up a couple of venues for a possible art sale/auction, finally putting the transfers on my ceramics so that they can be fired and still pushing our current exhibition so that we still get visitors http://www.artinliverpool.com/review-patterns-in-poetry-exhibition-at-unity-theatre/