Monday, October 25, 2010

Well, I am back from the exhibition in Zambia, and what a disappointment it was. It seemed to me that the venue was badly thought out - it was held at the International Scool in Lusaka, which is a bit out of the way and with dreadful roads to get there. The opening night was very badly supported, and I got the feeling that they were not interested in other artists, that it was just a promotional evening for David Shepherd and his daughter and grand-daughter. I was hoping for more interaction between wildlife artists, maybe it would have been better if they had given the artists labels so we could identify each other and interact with each other. Then they cancelled the exhibition after only three days,(it was supposed to run a week), as the hall was double booked!!!!!!
But the rest of the trip to Zambia was really great, lovely to see where I was born, and catch up with some very special old friends.
At least I have learnt something from this experience - I will never attend another exhibition like this again without doing a lot more homework!!!!

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