I can add getting no further in Castlegate Prize to my Summer Exhibition fail. I'm now going for the Townhouse Summer Open and hoping that the Urban Art Fair can still go ahead in July. I can't imagine being in lockdown that long but if we need to we'll have to! And there is still the Brixton Summer Art Show as well. Hopefully that will still go ahead and these two will get selected.
I've made it down to the selection of 60 candidates from almost 700 for the Castlegate Prize!. Just got to wait to see if I get down to the 30 that will be exhibited now! Buoyed by that news I am working on a piece for consideration in the Townhouse Summer Exhibition. Not to mention a couple of pieces for the second Brixton Summer Art Show [can't find a a link to this years].
Also, I am pleased to say that the Urban Art Fair in Brixton will go ahead this year after all. On the weekend of July 4th and 5th. So I will be bringing some paintings, photographs, monoprints and possibly some linocuts, plus anything else I find time to make before then, to Josephine Avenue.
I'm going to have some of my paintings up in Southwyck Community Hall in Brixton for the press night of its re-launch tomorrow. I'm not sure how long they will stay there but hopefully some will be permanent.
I am also working on several 24" x 20" panels for next January's exhibition which I will be entering to various competitions and submitting for group exhibitions during the year. Starting with the RA Summer Exhibition.
Unfortunately due to the greed of Lambeth Council and vastly inflated charges there will be no Urban Art Fair this year, which is very disappointing. So, I'm looking for places to sell some work at this year too.
One of my "Home Sweet Home" pieces has been selected to appear in the Don't Walk Walk Gallery's 2019 Outsider Arts Festival at Deal Castle from November 8th-12th. There are 250 free tickets to the launch event on November 8th available from https://www.dontwalkwalkgallery.com/outsideropentickets
I've spent most of this week creating beer labels and finally condensed a dozen ideas down to the one I want to enter. I won't post a picture of it until the winner is announced at Tate Modern on September 26th.
I'm also trying to choose three pieces for consideration in the Don't Walk Gallery Outsider Open Exhibition, which will be in Deal Castle from the 8th to the 12th of November.