Last week we selected some new paintings as so many had been sold during the first two weeks of the exhibition at the See gallery. Julian has now rehung the exhibition, so it's a quite new experience.
I've also began to plan out the next stage of the move from the store into the studio. In a few weeks time we'll spend a day moving all the last of the small pieces out; and removing rubbish and unnecessary items such as old shelves and drawers. I'm also asking removal companies for quotations for a move in April to take all of the large pieces to the studio. Then we can leave Albion and there will be one less bill for the Trust to pay. Of course this will be an enormous job, and I still worry whether everything will fit back into the studio AND leave space for a neat and tidy display room.
There has also been a positive initial response from the Ferens Arts Gallery in Hull. Early days, of course, but something to work on and yet another demonstration that Dave's work is of serious interest beyond his colleagues and friends.