Jacqui, 10th August

Wow, what a week. It’s been a real roller coaster, highs of reading everyone reading everyone else’s blogs and getting excited about the project, hearing some wonderful creative ideas for the artworks in October, and the hilarity of taking Laura and the monkeys to the Meet Rex exhibition at the Wilson. The lows, knowing that some of you have a lot on your plate, and knowing while this project might make things more visible, it isn’t going to make them any easier.

All I can say is that I am humbled and excited in equal measure. As an artist, if people ask me what medium I work in, I always say people. I can’t make anything without the stories and input of the people around me. As a curator, I have often set up projects where artists have had the opportunity to collaborate, as it can lead to work that is greater than the sum of it’s parts. Not all artists like it, not all artists can do it, and as it was recently put to me ‘it’s a hard nut to crack’. On this project, I really see ideas growing that are inspired by all who are working on them, and it’s really exciting.

Well done everyone, can’t wait to see what happens next.

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