It was really hard work, but it has been totally worth it, as it is looking absolutely gorgeous. I am chuffed to bits.
Here I am modelling my street banner. We still have to put that up when I get there tomorrow, as well as a few other little finishing touches, like setting up the workshop area.
If you come along to see it, you will also be able to see the 15 minute film the university has commissioned about the project. Lots of footage of me in my posh frock, trying to sound as though I know what I am talking about! It's hot off the press too - the final cut was delivered direct to the gallery at lunchtime by Howard, the film maker, when I saw it finished for the first time. He's done a great job.
There's a special screening room at the gallery, which is perfect. This is a quick sketch I did while we were shooting the film. They were interviewing Sue (who really does know what she's talking about!):
It's all happening at Z-Arts in Manchester, which is a 15 minute walk from Oxford Road station. Luckily very easy to find too:
If you would like to come to the preview night, you have to sign up for a ticket. Unfortunately, we need to do this, as we are only allowed 120 people. It's fire regs, or insurance, or something boring, but I suppose important.
This week should be good fun all round, what with also taking part in the 4-day Urban Sketchers Symposium as well. I'm delivering a 1 hour lecture about the project at the symposium too. I'm really looking forward to telling everyone about it.
Maybe see you in Manchester!