The artists were required to submit a proposal before I chose them. I knew that the space was well regarded and therefore desirable. Unfortunately, because of the nature of the MFA course, it was really difficult to get things organised as it was such a problematic, disjointed term. This meant organising many things remotely and so it became quite demanding from my perspective in having to take on so many roles as I had not got a full compliment of artists from the outset.
It also became slightly problematic from other aspects as, amongst a myriad of other tasks, I had to create the identity, write and submit a press release before we had a group chat. However, the words were written in such a way that it was quite loose and all the artists were able submit their own words to describe their practice.
In many ways our work had already had obvious some overlapping’s which was also part and parcel of my rationale in my invitations to participate. I had asked for an outline of what work each artist foresaw creating and was looking for a diverse range of practices. In my submitted proposal to Lewisham I had to come up with a show title and this I felt was more about how our work would create a dialogue in the space rather than a thematic, hence 'Interventions'.
Self -Initiated Group Show
Personal and Professional Development
Problem Solving and Resilience