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I’ve been working on No Time to Lose since October 2005.
The artists were confirmed by the end of November 2005.
I started looking for a venue in January 2006. Many galleries around the world were interested, but almost all of them felt unable to proceed if funding was not already confirmed.
Monika at Peacock Visual Arts expressed interest in the exhibition sometime in January or February 2007. We started planning immediately and fundraising was probably the activity that took up the most of our time behind the scenes.
In December 2007, external influences appeared to significantly affect our plans. There was a possibility that we’d need to move our opening to April 2009! So, in February 2008 we finalized a grant application that — thankfully! — allowed us to proceed as planned.
It’s now June 2008 and it’s so exciting, to all of us involved, that No Time to Lose is finally happening! Celebrating this fact surely warranted an evening out! We all had a little more work to do afterhours, but an early stop into a pub after a visit to an opening at the Aberdeen Arts Centre seemed most appropriate!
Everyone in Aberdeen is so friendly! We met a ton of great folks during our time out, some of whom promise to be at the opening on Thursday night! We warned photos would be posted on this blog… and they were all great sports about it!
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