Yesterday was the day for Journal 23 and Journal 9 to be returned by their Inscribers.
First up was a semi-breakfast meeting with the Inscriber of Journal 23. Over rather excellent coffee, we talked about various artforms which are usually classed as ‘highbrow’, the problems they have attracting a younger audience base and what (if anything) they are all doing to combat that. It was an interesting discussion, as one of the older guard of artforms, how would you attempt to connect and be relevant to younger generations who see you as so out of date? I’m not sure we solved the artworld’s problems but it was certainly a fascinating chat.
Next I headed out to Brusnwick, where the Inscriber of Journal 9 was sitting in an exhibition. By which I mean minding it, and not actually part of the exhibition itself. The opening had happened only a few nights before and this Inscriber was worried they’d frightened some people off by insistently offering beers to everyone who came in the door. The exhibition was awesome, a room filled with interesting work and I couldn’t help but buy a piece before we did the hand over! In the photo on the right, the Inscriber assured me that they were smiling behind their book.
So now Journal 23 and Journal 9 are ready to be Found next week!