The weekend of the opening of our exhibition I lost all of the data on my external hard drive. Original photos I had taken, records of all the art I made for the exhibition & the two exams I had set for this term all disappeared. Luckily I managed to retrieve a lot of my images from Ana Pereira De Vlieg who did our first walkabout. She took copies of my work so she could prepare her talk, which was enthusiastic, colourful and insightful. Ana is an absolute delight – she is a warm generous person & is fantastic to watch in action. Her mom gave her the big red hibiscus flower (fresh) to wear in her hair that morning. Click here to read her interpretation of my work.
Before I hang any exhibition I normally lay out the works in my entrance hall. It is the only space in the house that is empty of furniture & long enough to get a good idea of how all of my works will look like together. My cats normally hang out with me & take interest in whatever I am up to. This time was no different & they sniffed, paraded up and down next to them and Matilda (my Devon Rex cat) even tried to sit on one artwork.
Hanging at Fat Tuesday normally goes quite smoothly, with the Bellevue Café downstairs supplying the cappuccino coffees, our “hangmen” Fred (My husband) and Patrick (Lara’s husband) doing all the measuring, mathematical calculations & hammering, we managed to put the exhibition of 100 artworks up by lunchtime. (We started at 9am)