It has been really exciting of late. Previously, I wrote of the logistics of the exhibition and the woes of putting on the show. We are now entering the seconds week with having a handful of visitors popping in, the director of Manchester International Festival paying a visit and having a drunken drink and draw burlesque night last night. When I sat there drawing I looked up at the stained glass of the crucifixion and seeing the burlesque dancers contorting and posing, I thought we were going to hell.
the work was curated in a way that we selected disused offices and then placed work within each cubicle. I was quite happy with the work and the opening went quite wildly. I didn't enter in an artist persona so came as myself. I was sober enough until after the 20 strong drum orchestra did their thing with beats reverberating around the room. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we raised £350 in the art auction.
We are now residing in our open studios and working on our site specific work. I am working on my prose, Lee is doing his stencils, Jodie is monoprinting and the others are painting/drawing. We have taken over the old Citizen Advice Bureau so the studios are quite compact. Most of us are there daily and creating work.