Hello folks, just a quick post to get in the spirit of this time of year – reflections on what has happened in the last haphazard orbit of the sun, and a projection into what could occur during the next… 2018 marks ten years of The Zoo after all!
We are still based at the Hotwalls for the time being, (Studio No.8 The Batch-Maker Print Studio), surrounded by friends and creatives, on view to all who wander by and preparing for a long rota of beginners print workshops with the public till May (we’ll remind you of these over the coming months but for now click here for the calendar)…
There is some new PZoo work in the pipeline and some reworkings of old favourites planned too (marked as new editions if not from open ones) – not to mention some development of the new Kid-In-Deed project. Speaking of which, the reception of our “Never Ever, Ever After – First Editions” exhibition was very positive, and we’re grateful to everyone who took something home from it – for that particular artistic urge to be finally expressed was quite groundbreaking on a personal level, and for it to be enthused about by onlookers is massively encouraging.
The show even earnt us a nomination from the Aspex gallery in the Portsmouth News “Guide Awards” for Best Visual artist! …we’re not expecting to win as all contenders are quality and, as you’d know, we’re so very very quiet on the social-media front – but as the award date nears, we’ve just been tipped for the shorlist 6 which is splendid. It is tricky for us to brag like this online (not our bag – man) but it would be terribly rude if we didn’t thank those who put us in the running and to anyone who has voted for us – THANK YOU x x
Lastly, let it be said that the studio’s New Year Resolution is to overcome whatever hurdle we find in our way and get back into our old, once a month blog posting routine… hope that suits.
Happy New Year everyone – stay warm (warm is the new cool).