Saturday, 31 October 2009

Ross's Auctions, Lynn McGregor and Still On The Sound

An eventful week. Lynn had her first solo show in Ireland, at Ross's Fine Art Auctioneers in Belfast. Barclays Wealth sponsored the invitations and hospitality and Daniel Clarke of Ross's very generously provided the venue, and much else besides in terms of logistical support. In fact, everyone at both Barclays and Ross's was great to work with, and good fun.

Barclays hosted a private reception on Monday, and on Tuesday there was an exhibition preview evening, attended we think by around two hundred. Sales were good, the atmosphere was excellent and there was plenty of media attention, courtesy of Peter Morrow Communications - we did a joint interview for BBC Radio Ulster's Arts Extra programme, presented by the delightful Marie-Louise Muir, which went out during the preview night, and Irish News and Down Recorder both carried stories and pictures. UTV's Seven Thirty Show are coming to film on the island this week, and there is more media coverage coming up.

The show was hung in the three big front rooms at Ross's which are normally used for their sales of Irish art - lots of light and space and a rare opportunity to give the work room to breathe. In the picture, Daniel Clarke of Ross's is on the left and Jonathan Dobbin of Barclays Wealth on the right.

The publicity was mainly for the exhibition but also tied around my new book, Still On The Sound, which was originally to have been launched during the week of the show. Sadly the book didn't make it from the printers in time (still hasn't!), so no-one was able to go out and buy it, but it can be pre-ordered from (the link is:

I've also put the link to the book's Amazon page on the Home page of the website (
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