I’ve always wanted to be part of a breakfast club (there is a nod to the 1980s here) so when I heard about the Artists’ Breakfast Club at The Model Sligo I was very interested.
Although half of me was wondering would it be acceptable to me to go. As I walked in I was thinking ‘Do I qualify as an artist?’ or would someone stand up and point and laugh at me. That’s just the anxiety, of course, always there in the background in case, heaven forbid, I lose the run of myself.
The nicer side of me told myself ‘Of course you should be here, you are a photographer!’ Anyway I was there and I saw some friendly faces so I stayed. It was a really lovely morning with artists from all as far as Fermanagh, Mayo, Leitrim and Donegal – as well as, of course, Sligo attending.
This was a great idea by The Model because being an artist, creative – or even working in Social Media can be lonely. So to bring like-minded people together is brilliant. I’d say there were around 50 people there and although I didn’t get to speak to everyone I really enjoyed chatting to the people I did.
We were also lucky enough to get a sneak peek at a section of the new exhibition The Keeper; To have and to hold. Marie-Louise explained more about the exhibition to us and welcomed us all back for the official opening on Saturday.
You can find out more about exhibitions at The Model and the Artists’ Breakfast Club over on their website.