At the beginning of the year I was on a ‘wait and see’ period (scratching my head and umming Where next?). Two weeks later some interesting and relavant work takes an unexpected landing straight into my lap (phew, that was good timing). A Letchworth project, funded by Letchworth Heritage Foundation and in collaboration with members of Digswell Arts Trust, is currently underway and I have been invited to take part as an exhibiting artist. I was close to taking their hand off in accepting this opportunity. A chance to develop a new piece of work, located at the centre of my concerns,.
It also delights me to see that LGCHF are focussing on the potential of investing in the arts now. Apparently this is part of an ambitious five year plan focussing on developing the arts and culture within the town. I hope this is the start of a long term commitment and not just a flash of momentary enthusiam with unrealistic expectations. Anyway, I am not going to get all cynical. It is fantastic news and I am very pleased to have some involvement.
With a new brief and a head brimming with possibilities I spent last week thinking over my options and field walking some potential sites. I think I have now identified that site and am enthused to get going. I’ll be spending this week working out the finer details and budget (which will hopefully be approved) and then the work will get underway.