This will be a slightly different week on Focused Moments as I am honoured to be Artist of the Week at The Shed Gallery. I first came across this gallery when I stumbled upon their summer exhibtion at The Malthouse in Lyme Regis. Entitled Albion, the exhibition featured art celebrating this island nation of ours. It was a topical exhibition for 2012, a year when we have celebrated being British more than any other.
Although largely an on-line community, The Shed differs from other internet photographic and art communities in that it has a permanent real gallery space in Barcelona plus seasonal exhibitions in its second home, Lyme. Furthermore, next February, Albion will be coming to London, to the Cock ‘n’ Bull gallery at Shoreditch. I hope they will include something of mine!
The Shed is only in its second year, and relatively expensive compared with other sites, but I like it that it is still small; one feels more part of a real community than one does on the impersonal mega-sites. Direct contact between individual artists and the Shed Team is as frequent as the artist requires and hopefully there will be an opportunity to meet many of the other artists at the London exhibition.
As Artist of the Week, I am writing some posts for the Shed’s Blog. The first one is an introduction to me and my photography and the images will be familiar to anyone who has been following along here for a while. But I would be hugely chuffed if you had time to pop over and say ‘hi’.