So MrB, thank you for taking the time to catch up with us. You are a an extremely busy creative man. Tell us a little about what you do and how you were 1st introduced to the club?
I am Editor at Large for an art & photography UK magazine called STATE-F22. As well interviewing artists and photographers for features in STATE-F22, I liaise with art galleries on collaborations with their exhibition programmes. I also bring in drinks sponsorship for private views.
We also have a art gallery Bermondsey Project Space In Bermondsey Street, three floors,three galleries and 3,000 square feet. I work on special projects and innovations for the gallery.
I am a broadcast arts pundit, compere arts salons and events and do live Q & A interviews with artists in galleries.
I was introduced to the Curious Boys Club via my old fashion world mate Cory Barrett and through social media.
TELL US 3 THINGS THAT MAKE YOU CURIOUS?
1_Life’s changes, unexpected opportunities and humans.
2_Nature’s development in the modern world.
3_Always considering the opposite of whatever is being said or presented. Then making your own mind up.
WHAT ARE THE 3 KEY VALUES YOU STAND BY AND WHY?
1_Morals. Otherwise there is complete chaos in the world.
2_Timekeeping always try to be on time. Time always wins in the end.
3_Integrity and honesty.Having the wonderful feeling you are doing
what you are doing for the right right reasons. Even if it is not successful, something good will come out of it.
3a_A good pint of real ale. Anyone who drinks real ale must be curious of mind!
CAN YOU SHARE 3 PIECES OF ADVICE YOU WOULD PASS ON? AS WE AIM TO INSPIRE THE NEXT WAVE OF CREATORS.
1_Never take anything on face value, question what you are being told. Never give UP EVER.
2_Don't dismiss older people, they have lived a life and have wisdom that life has thrown at them. They throw it back!.
3_Read a lot, think a lot and walk when you can. It will bring creative ideas you never expected you had.
3a_Always be curious & arty!.
3 REASONS YOU LOVE AND FIND CURIOUS ABOUT YOUR INDUSTRY!!
1_Always creative and pushes the mundane out and into a blender of exciting new cultural experiences just around the corner of your imagination.
2_Always lots of parties, interesting people and lots of booze.
3_Always finding new emerging talented artists across the creative board with their own twist on arts now.
The industry that I work in. It’s exciting, thrilling and glamorous and gives me lots of reasons to get out of bed in the morning.
how curious is that.........!
If you would like to stay connected to The arty gent follow him on twitter @artygent or via the links to f-22 and the Bermondsey Art Project.