|Car Breaker Gallery|
The exhibition proved a memorable event although the opening day was rather shambolic. We hung the paintings in the morning then shared a meal in the gallery that evening, followed by the most dysfunctional private view I can remember. As it grew dark, we turned out the lights and viewed the exhibition by candlelight. Later, one of the residents gave an impromptu performance in the middle of the room. It seemed like the whole street was squeezed into the gallery that night."
Chapter Four: Real Life
Excerpt from 'Art, Life and Everything', unpublished memoir by Julie Umerle. Edited by Anna McNay
© Julie Umerle