Its just been confirmed that the funding has been awarded to Fertility Fest for next year. Well done to Jessica Hepburn! This means that I will definitely be doing a workshop with The National Theatre – week commencing 26th February 2018, and also a talk in London about my work on May 12th 2018, for Fertility Fest. I’m delighted! I will have to finish my photo album of “Photos I’ll never take” and possibly also my romance books video. Its good to have a deadline. We will be planning the workshop over the next couple of weeks, so I’ll know more about that soon.
Birmingham Saturday 28th May 2016 Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2EP
London Saturday 11th June 2016 Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
I will also be exhibiting some of my work from “Photo’s I’ll never take” in The Park Theatre for about five weeks. See the Fertility Fest website for more information
The exhibition is on Friday 8th March 6.30pm to 8.30pm. at The Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. I’ve had two photos selected, Birthday and Bluebells. Just delivered them today. It felt great to be selected for such a big gallery. This is a first for me. It’s great to begin to get some recognition for my work. It was fabulous to wander round and take a sneak preview of the exhibition.
I’ve put the prices up now too.
Just got the news that I have been selected for the East Sussex Open at the Towner Gallery. They selected the photos Birthday and Bluebells. I’ve already posted both these photos, but happy to post them again with this note. Both are already printed and framed from my exhibition in Brighton, so I only need to work on the text to go with it. So pleased, it means that my cv is beginning to look quite respectable now. Its such a slog entering all these things. I had had a last minute dash to Eastbourne to deliver the disc and application form, before the deadline. Got there five minutes before and found a queue of several other artists who had done the same! Many thanks to Barry, who managed to get me there, even though we were held up waiting for a train.
A lovely lady, Katie Barlow has been filming me and my work since the Brighton Photo fringe. She’s doing a documentary about people who are not able to have children, who have made a creative response to it. So my project “Photos I’ll never take” is ideal.
At first we joked that as she can’t find other people, who have expressed themselves creatively, it might just be about me and her. Anyway, Tracy Emin has now agreed to be interviewed for it! This takes it into another ball game. It’s quite possible it could end up on TV now. She’s taking it to the documantary film festival in the Summer, where she hopes to sell it to a channel.
I need to try and finish the project by the Summer, so I have the family album book, it will help to have something like the documentary to sell the book.
Still I have to manage my expectations, I was quite disappointed that after being interviewed for the national press, it didn’t get into print. I’ll just have to keep on plodding and trying all avenues to get it seen.
On Friday I will be delivering the photo- On holiday in Southend, “Photos I’ll never take.” My first sale from this project and as a lens based artist.
I showed it at the Brighton Photofringe, but as a small print in a silver frame. My friend Susan Kay bought it, but in size A2. I like the picture, but seeing myself in a swimming costume that large, shows up all my imperfections, including the fact that it was quite cold, I was just pretending it was warm. In A2 my skin looks a bit mottled. Never mind, I’ve been known to sunbathe in cold weather, so, apart from the doll, it isn’t that far from reality.
Its a limited edition of 10, with two artist proofs. Here is a web size version to see.
Posting a photo from the private view at Photofusion on Thursday night. It was packed, but luckily my photo was at the top, near the ceiling, so could be seen no matter what. My friends, Suzie and Robert, are kindly pointing it out, pretending that its causing a sensation! Really enjoyed the whole evening and went for a meal afterwards. It was also the seven year anniversary of Barry and me meeting (6th December.) We met at the Hayward Gallery at a Christmas private view, so it was quite fitting to be at a private view with one of my photos on the wall. Had a couple of people come up to me and ask if it was my photo. Apparently, I look a bit like Meryl Streep in the photo.