Last weekend was what Ive been working towards for the past XX years and now its passed I couldn’t be happier. Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair at Kelvingrove Marquee ran over two days with a VIP preview evening after the set up day. Packed up the Jeep and set off on Friday morning with my glamorous assistant Paul Fieldsend for a weekend of art, food and Eurovision.
It makes me laugh looking back at the the crazy thoughts that stressed me out before I left. Would 60 pictures be enough, what would I do if everything sold on the opening night, would the glue dots really be permanent, how does the card machine work, will Madonna’s massacre Like a Prayer – etc etc.
The satisfaction on the final day when you realise that its all been worth it, the validity as you watch all your hard work being nicely wrapped in the packaging area ready to go to its new home.
I met and chatted with a huge variety of like minded people and I hope to stay in touch with lots of them.
My biggest thank you is to Paul Fieldsend as I genuinely couldn’t have done it without him, he set up my stand, he fixed my internet, he organised the packing and he engaged knowledgeably about the printmaking processes as I moaned about my sore feet.
theres still some pieces left ……