11 January 2017: An evening with artists from FBA Futures

Had a fantastic evening last night at the Bermondsey Arts Club (www.bermondseyartsclub.co.uk). Charlie and I were asked by Liberty Rowley from the Mall Galleries to come along and share our experience of running an artist-led gallery space (www.studio1gallery.co.uk) and of getting on in the art world, with the artists who had been selected for the FBA Futures exhibition, a yearly ‘cream of the crop’ survey of recent graduates, selected by members of the Federation of British Artists. An honour to be asked and we were more than happy to oblige given the offer of free champagne! Equipped with laptop we followed the blue dot on my phone to a rather unexpected location – an ex-public toilet below ground level on Tower Bridge Road. Exquisitely renovated, there were many exciting cocktails to be had. The FBA Futures exhibition runs until 20 January 2017 http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/fba-futures-2017