Julian and Jackie have been busy at the studio; their work has made it much easier for me, and especially for Margaret, to select work and make decisions in preparation for the London show.
Margaret has been given time from teaching at MMU to undertake this selection and curating as part of her academic research. As well as selecting work she is preparing photographs for the catalogue and collating the written pieces for the same. David Maclagan has already written a very interesting piece on Dave's 'unseen' drawings, and Edward Lucie-Smith is developing his initial article on the exhibition into a catalogue piece. Lucy-Anne Hunt was at the studio earlier in the week, holed up in the gloomy basement (a lightbulb had gone) searching through Dave's old books for evidence towards her piece on influences relating to the 'Byzantium' series.