In my last post I briefly mentioned The Exhibition Centre for the Life and Use of Books (ECLUB) as a future project, and since then it has become one of my 'main things' with an intense six months of book launches, readings, screenings and exhibitions. We currently have an exhibition of material from the archive of Michael Butterworth (publisher of Corridor8 and all round fascinating character) and the publishing house Savoy that he founded with the reclusive David Britton on show at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation.
My working week currently consists of four days with The Buy Art Fair & The Manchester Contemporary as temporary Marketing Assistant, one day at Fred Aldous, and any other time split between The Exhibition Centre for the Life and Use of Books, Corridor8, CJH and trying to keep up some sort of writing and art practice.
I'm now gearing up for the CJH exhibition at PR1 Gallery in Preston that'll take place between the 3rd and 14th of November. It's a really nice space with walls that each offer a different atmosphere and spatial context for the work, so I'm really looking forward to getting the pieces re-framed and finding out how they'll work finally hung. It will be great to organise a big party-preview for all of (rather large) Holme clan and to invite local curators to see the work and start thinking about where we can take it next.
This week a piece of writing and illustration that I've been working on for the Full Circle Arts 'Digi Commissions' project was launched, titled 'A Littoral Condition'. The brief was to write something of any length on the theme of metamorphosis, that could appeal to a wide audience and not just those with a background in art history and theory, so I've tried to introduce a number of different ideas that I find interesting to do with change, human nature and art using Barnacles as a metaphor for, well, everything. It was enjoyable to write, and I hope it is as enjoyable to read.