I am very excited about a forthcoming exhibition I am taking part in, at a music festival in the Devon countryside at the end of July. It is called KOZFEST and, from what I've heard, is a lot like the old festivals that happened in England throughout the 1970's and 80's. Of course, festivals have never been more widespread and popular than they are now. They are happening every weekend up and down the land and are attracting enormous numbers of people. However, compared to the old festivals, they are shit! Heavily commercialised and dominated by big business they are a long, long way removed from the anarchic hedonism that made gatherings like Stonehenge Free Festival and Treworgey so incredible.
I have been invited by the organisers of Kozfest 2018 to exhibit some of my artwork that relates to those great festivals, a lot of which is here on DeviantArt. I have a traditional canvas marquee all to myself on Saturday 28th July and hope to show about 45 different paintings and drawings. There has been a lot to sort out, getting framing done, having some prints made in order to sell on the day, a big banner to go on the outside of the marquee saying "exhibition", and having business cards printed. Still got to find a good place to buy good quality bubble wrap to safely protect the framed pictures whilst in transit. Hard work but hopefully it will be worth it!