Thursday, 5 November 2009

Back from Berlin

Well, I"m back from Berlin having packed up the show at the weekend. The Gallery was great - a converted factory in Kreuzberg, Berlin, which is now being used as apartments (both residential and holiday lets), studios, offices and gallery space. Well worth a look.

As for the show, Steve and Amanda did a fantastic job curating it and, after a couple of days hard graft it all came together. Look see...

The opening night was busy with people, so that can't be bad. The week was much quieter and I think it might have been better to have been situated a little nearer the main show. But hey, this was the first year of the degree show part of ILLUSTRATIVE, so everyone's learning. It was definitely a good experience to be a part of hanging and co-ordinating a show, and seeing the kind of thing they have managed to set up there in a disused building. Also, hanging out in Berlin was a big bonus. It's a great city, with a lot of creative energy to keep it buzzing.