I’ve just had two works selected for the Facing Hard Times exhibition, which launches in Kings Lynn on Saturday 1st October, 2-7pm. (I hope to be there from 2-5pm!)
EAT THE POOR is a limited edition A1 print, the visualization of a set of 7 EAT THE POOR recipes I composed earlier in the year. I had fun making the text while keeping one eye on the dogs! The other piece accepted, HOPE LESS, is a one off response to the recent riots.
The Out-of-the-Box independent curators have selected work from international artists dealing with the current global economic downturn. I’ve gone international. Grin.
Facing Hard Times is at the Greyfriars Art Space, 43 St James Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 5BZ.
Gallery open 3-15 October, Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.
I’ve just sat for a portrait by Tanya Raabe. I'm not going to lie, I had a blast. There I stood, an HIV+ depressed queer performing poetry in the Tate - how did that happen? I want to do it again!
It was a pleasure to sit for Tanya, she made it very easy, we just chatted away about life, art, disability - then threw the doors open to the public. Friends came and stayed. Strangers - hesitant at first - joined us, and took up the challenge of drawing a portrait too.
I love Tanya's work, her bold lines and her use of colour so I'm chuffed to have been chosen and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished work. Hats off to the Tate for putting disability art right where it deserves to be, and I'm proud to say we didn't look a bit out of place. I shall be living off that day for quite some time to come - inspirational.