I spent a fair bit of December working on a print for a group exhibition now open at The Dukes (Running 10th Jan – 3rd March), I had originally intended to submit three artworks however this piece ended up taking all my time! I had been playing around with gold/silver leaf trying to give it even more of a shrine like look however in the end I felt like it made the image harder to read and detracted from it’s impact in a way, so in the end the black and white version was included. It’s an interesting and thought provoking exhibition so head over and see it if you have the time.
I had a couple of art fairs I was part of this December as well: Ironpress Affordable Print Fair and King Street Arts Christmas Fair, both being held at The Storey. I had seen King Streets fair last year and was very excited to be a part of it this year and I was grateful to be shown alongside such a selection of other amazing artists in both fairs!
So those were the big things this December, apart from that I have been closely following developments at the Williamsons site and have been developing ides for a solo exhibition at The Dukes that I now have confirmed for 9th July – 1st September 2024. Early ideas are coming together and I am hoping to plan the whole exhibition around the Williamsons Power Station and surrounding Lune Mills. I have a couple of meetings set up to find more historical information and I’m very excited to see what I find out. I have also been applying for various other opportunities and trying to organize myself for the coming year! Can’t wait to see what 2024 brings!