I’m so happy to be able to announce that yours truly will be guest curator for the upcoming Art d’Morte show in November at Whitby. The theme is dystopian science fiction, which is right up my street, and will include a screening of the incredibly influential film Metropolis.
As an artist, you can’t just concentrate on producing your work, your art. Instead, you end up wearing many hats, artist, photographer, website designer, accountant, business person and often curator. Actually, I quite enjoy the curation side of things (much more than the accounts for example) and it can be good to sit on the other side of the exhibition fence for a while. In fact, this is probably why so many art based courses include aspects of curation and organising an exhibition is traditionally the culmination with the ‘degree show’.
So when I was approached to be guest curator for the upcoming show I just couldn’t say no. Whitby is one of my favourite places to exhibit and the dystopian science fiction theme could have been purposely chosen for my latest work ‘Vanitas’. It wasn’t as I hadn’t discussed the project with the people involved, so I guess it’s just one of those wonderful synchronicities that life throws us at time.
The show will take place on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd at The Royal Hotel, West Cliff, Whitby (the one beside the Whale Bones). This is the same weekend at the Tomorrows Ghosts Festival (although not part of it). It’s free entry but you might want to bring your purse or wallet as I’ve had a sneak peek at the line up of artists, and there’s going to be some stunning work there. You can also find the Art d’Morte Facebook page here.