Well, it's all over, bar the fantastic memories. The art has been taken down to make way for an exhibition by The Stuckists and I am moving on. There are plans afoot for an interactive Graffiti Project at my next exhibition with Etcetera in the Stockport Museum in September ( details here) and for a new series to be revealed when it is more than a tiny seed germinating in the dark recesses of my mind. But before we leave Urban Scrawl, here are a few thoughts from my experience which might help you with your first solo show.
- Send 'wild card' invitations to anyone you can think of.
- a former work contact I had not seen for years until I bumped into him at a dinner to celebrate my friend Nisha's restaurant's first anniversary some months ago and whose invite I had to send via Nisha.
- the parents of my first boyfriend who I had not really seen since I split up with him when I was at University in 1989 but who I saw again at wedding a few months ago.
- a vicar who is also an artist who I met once, very briefly because he accompanied his son to an event I happened to be involved with and he was pointed out to me by a colleague who also knew him.