Today I contacted Laois Arts Office just to see about nailing down a couple of dates for the solo show in The Arthouse in Stradbally. I wanted to just sort out an opening night, and discuss the talk that I have to give at some stage. Muireann Ni Chonaill, the Laois Arts Officer told me though that there was a bit of a mix up in dates for exhibitions in May and there were 2 artists marked down for the same time, so one of them is having his exhibition put back to June which means mine has been moved to September.
I'm actually kind of happy as it takes a bit of pressure off, and I can continue working at a steady pace rather than panicking closer at the time. Plus there's still a good bit that I haven't sorted out so even though it's only April I did feel like I was leaving it late for a June exhibition and along with that when the change in dates happened the 27th of June was mentioned as an opening night, then fit the talk in somewhere and then leave for Iceland on the 1st of July.It would have been too all over the place so I think this will be better and less chaotic when the time comes round.
Muireann is calling to the studio in 2 weeks to see the work and talk about the exhibition so if there's any word of a definite date I'll post it on the blog here.