Well, what can I say about the auction …?
Last week, I had a wonderful 2 days in London and attended the charity auction of kennels – a sumptuous affair at the beautiful St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. I loved seeing all the amazing kennels ‘in the flesh’ and met some lovely other artists. However, the problem was that hardly anyone was there to bid and only about half of the kennels sold. Those that did sell went for far less than the organizers and artists had hoped for, so it was a very disappointing night for the charities.
My kennel didn’t sell (not a surprise as I could see the way things were going) so I bought it back with a donation to the Blue Cross charity. Now I hope to exhibit it elsewhere and feel happy with this arrangement.
While in London, I also went to a fabulous exhibition at the V&A museum: Fashioned from Nature. It explored the use of natural materials (flora and fauna) in costume design through the last 400 years, the impact on the environment and the latest innovations in textile technology.
From the V&A website: This exhibition will present fashionable dress alongside natural history specimens, innovative new fabrics and dyeing processes, inviting visitors to think about the materials of fashion and the sources of their clothes.
Showing until Jan 2019. Well worth a trip.