Festival antics

Just spent the weekend hopping around strangers’ homes and workshops. The annual Dulwich festival started – an Artists’ Open House event that runs next weekend too (plan your route here). I had no idea how many creative bods were in this hood (over 150 venues take part) and also, how many chatters. Aside from bumping into various friends – all of us clutching earmarked guide books and with big wild buying eyes on – I had many conversations with total strangers in queues etc. It was like being back in Glasgow…

The above is a dish and horn spoon by Ninna Gøtzsche, who I think is Danish. I bought it at Julian Stair’s studio (a former garage) where Nina was exhibiting alongside some of his other previous assistants. I would have liked to walk off with one of Julian’s own massive sculptural garden pots, so we left and went to Sophie Cook’s home/studio – tiny and full of her lovely pots.

We also made it to Cavaliero Finn’s private view this year where, not for the first time, Mr My Friend and I leered at the Gill Rocca paintings. I also liked Ali Miller’s work…

One Response to “Festival antics”

  1. debra finn
    May 10, 2011 at 9:29 am #

    It was lovely to see you Jill. Thanks for coming and for everything. x

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