It was a success! On Thursday I successfully co-curated and helped host Anti Factory the exhibition and private view! With many thanks to all those involved that helped make it happen; Ashe Wright, Kelly Purdy, Caroline McDougall, Alisia Wilkins, Joe Donze, James Politano, Martin Rayment, Amy Telford and Poppie Jaconelli. Thank you to the performers and most importantly to all of you that came to support!
From the press release this helps those who couldn’t make it get a feel of the exhibition’s concerns;
“Anti Factory is a collaborative project from students on the Fine Art BA course at NottinghamTrentUniversity, who are concerned with the value art has in relation to the time taken in its production.”
“We ask, does work that has taken longer to produce have more value? Are the hours spent actually reflected in the work?”
The venue at Divine Coffee house was greatly received and the space we exhibited was complemented by many. Although we had a drop out on the band situation this gave the audience time to look at the art work, then those who stayed got more free wine and live music!
The live music continued on for me as a few of us went on to Jam Café and later to Golden Fleece where we saw DJ Derek the amazing 71 year old DJ!