Artists Richard Whiteley and Heike Brachlow with Bullseye’s UK Director Karen Davies, wound up their five venue lecture tour through Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England last Sunday with twin presentations at the University of Ulster, Belfast.
First stop: the energetic Scottish crowd. Or Why the Scots Invented Whisky.
Despite the reaction of the Clackmannanshire (you’d be exhausted too if you had to say that more than once) crowd, early reports indicate that our first speaking venture into the wilds of the British Isles was a success.
If any of our blog readers happened to attend, I’d love to hear your impressions. Richard and Heike’s was the first of what we intend to be a series of ongoing tours for our gallery artists to bring their ideas and methods to UK audiences in a show-and-tell project called “Inspire and Inform”.
If you missed the UK tour – or didn’t get enough – Richard and Heike will each be presenting again this summer – this time in the USA – at BECon 2009. That’s in Portland, Oregon – where the Scots never sleep.
PS. Thanks to Heike for snapping the snoozers.