This week I have spent three very full days within the V&A museum.
I have been looking, drawing, writing, researching, photographing (photographed), giving a talk in the gallery and extending my extremely limited I.T / technical skills a little further. I have also been closeted for very many hours with the most stunning textiles
which lie concealed, in row upon row of drawers in the museum’s textile store. A major part of the residency is to: “create a new work in direct response to the diverse and comprehensive textile collection at the V&A.
1969: Shirebrook Comprehensive School ‘Careers Convention’
and I ask the then Head of Chesterfield College of Art “I’m not great at it but I think I want to do art. How do I know if it’s the right choice?”
“The only advice I can give is that you have to want to do it. REALLY want to do it. Want to do it more than anything else”
Well to my bolshy pre16 way of thinking that didn’t help at all.