What have I been doing with my life?!!
Joe Fletcher Orr, a recent graduate, gave a presentation this morning on his personal practice and experience of running an exhibition space for fellow artists. He is prolific.
He has consistently been invited to take part in exhibitions, and has also worked tirelessly to publicise his own work and that of others. He gave a useful insight and provided tips on how to make this happen for ourselves. He is un-precious in many ways. Happy to instigate concepts and contract the production or making of the work, if appropriate, to others.
Having pitched my initial idea for painting the bridge, it is unfortunately, unviable. It is not entirely a TAZ space, but is in fact the responsibility of network rail. Therefore realistically this could present a problem.
Kerry (in-situ) has suggested that I use this opportunity to learn how to write a funding proposal for the footbridge, to the Arts council/network rail etc, as she has always intended to do this at some point and is very experienced in this area (I am not!). Perfect, as I have been making videos of footbridges, staircases and other thresholds recently, so this feels like a natural progression, and affords the opportunity for others to become involved, including/ and most importantly the local Brierfield community. Again, perfect.
Having purchased the paint already, I will scout a location in the mill, for a possible painting.