Things seem to be moving slowly - the sale of the studio is 'with the solicitor', so it still feels slightly premature to be calling in quotes to treat the dry-rot and generally improve the condition of the building in readiness for it becoming a suitable place to store Dave's work.
However, things are still moving forward - next week I'll visit a storage unit that I hope will hold the bigger paintings whilst the work is being done on Dave's Haslingden studio, and next weekend (Sat/Sun 6th/7th June) we're participating in REVEAL - an Open Studios weekend also including four of the artists' studios in Rossendale plus the See Gallery. This will be an opportunity to show a small selection of Dave's larger paintings. The auction of work and exhibition at the See were almost entirely of smaller pieces, so it will be good to see some of the larger work in the spacious hall of the Boo in Waterfoot. It will also be a great opportunity to visit the Rossendale artist studios, which house some of the most interesting artists working in the region. The Boo is a good starting point where you can see Dave Pearson's work and pick up a leaflet and map of the other studio and gallery locations.
For more details of Reveal you can to:
and find a map and complete programme for the weekend.