The timing couldn't be better: the end of my residency coincides with the 7th International Urban Sketchers Symposium which, of all possible cities of the world, this year happens to be held in... yep, Manchester. Perfect. I have been accepted to do a lecture on the residency as part of the symposium, so everything seems to be falling into place.
I hope to have created about 40-50 pieces of artwork by the end of my residency, so there should be no shortage of material.
Any regular readers to the blog will know that each piece is created as a concertina sketchbook, recording some element of the life of the students and academics at the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives. The plan is to pick a selection of these sketchbooks to exhibit, and also to blow up details and have them printed on huge AO boards, as well as a few big photos, to show the process.
The gallery has an outside covered-balcony area too, which will be perfect for a July private view: