Well, it was not the most traditional in the way of Easter Sundays, but it was, nonetheless, a fantastic day. After loading my friend Rachel's van on Saturday, Toby (my son, also known as the munchkin), Rachel and I set off just after eight in the morning. Deciding to brave the Woodhead Pass, we were surprised by how little snow there actually was (bearing in mind that we still have some 7ft drifts in places!) By the time we got to Lancaster, the only snow visible was on the peaks of the Lake District, in the distance.
First to make it up the stairs to the gallery was the Sea of Memories (with us arguing to get it out of the way while we were still fresh), followed by tables, grid wall, table covers, and the remaining sculptures. The UV lamp had made the journey up, just in case anything got broken, but it wasn't needed.
Once I had worked out how I wanted to room set up, we made short work of it - it is only a small exhibition after all.
And so, this is it! The exhibition will be up until the 5th of May (that is take-down day, so if you're planning on coming on that day, make it early). Following the exhibition, the Sea of Memories will hopefully travel to a few galleries, so ships are still available to sponsor, and will be added in May, in time for its next outing.
Thank you to everybody who has supported this particular Follies for Follies journey - I am truly grateful for your support, humbled by the stories you have chosen to share with me, and thankful that I was allowed to add your loved ones to the Sea of Memories!