Saturday, 27 October 2012


Distractions and ‘other stuff’ found during the research around folding have thrown up some extraordinary stuff – colour swatches – now Yves Klein’s international blue has a new context! On thursday got on the train from Norwich after a day of MA tutorials to attend the private view at the Eagle Gallery - well worth the effort as i managed to get to talk to people I hadn't seen for a while including Emma Hill who runs the gallery - David Rabinowhich who makes superb prints with Imprints - a conversation with Annie Sherburne - had me rethinking the smocking work I'm involved in - - collector Neil Crawford was on form informing everybody that he had bought my first book over 25 years ago, almost true but it was actually to Bertam Rota's in Covent Garden one dinner time at college 30 years ago - the work at the Eagle looked good and it was nice to see Matthew and Isabel and meet Heiner who I have never met but I have spent many hours over the past 15 years with his work in the kitchen at Imprints in France.
In between teaching this week there has been lots of work and thinking around folding in the collection at norwich castle
First day at Camberwell was excellent (apart from the trains) - there is a real mix of students in this cohort and as ever one projects one's role over the following year - sound and relationships with audience (often working with them) could be the key.