I had a lovely time last Thursday at the Blake Prize Opening night, I took my partner in love, my partner in crime and one of my favourite partners in art (Will Coles). The exhibition was held at S. H. Ervin gallery, who put on a great show, and this years winners more then deserved the great prizes.

The exhibition runs until the 16th of December, but if you don’t get a chance to get over to Observatory Hill, you can view my entry in the online gallery here.

Grace + is my fictional online Social Networking Site made real. SNS can now be seen as a substitution for the tradtitional community role of the church, whereby people gather there daily to ‘worship’, gossip, share major life events and publically comment on the goings on in their community.

Tonight I attended the Artist and Collectors evening where Professor Ian Howard opened the festivities. I was glad to have the chance to take my patient model Dan Lovett – here he is being embarrassed while I take a blurry photograph of him in front of the work, bless.

Blake Prize 2012 Dan