Upcoming Events – July
Galleri Fineart - Oslo
No city in Continental Europe has made us feel more welcome than Oslo. Our show two years ago was a major stepping stone for the brand and encouraged us to press on and keep doing what we were doing - albeit always trying to do it a little better.
We are therefore very excited to be coming back to Oslo for a week in September - armed as we will be then with my new book, which is a step up from anything we have previously produced. Our hosts that week - 17th - 21st September - will again be Galleri Fineart, the most successful gallery in Scandinavia and a wonderful space in which to show my work. This gallery and the team behind it are quite exceptional. We are lucky to have met them.
I am not entirely sure why Norway has become such an important marketplace for us, but perhaps it is actually very simple. Norwegians are lucky to live in one of the world’s most visually spoilt countries and no doubt that has instilled a greater sense of the importance of sustainability. As an exceptionally educated country, they understand that the world’s future has become less certain during this generation’s tenancy and maybe therefore my imagery resonates, as it can offer a reminder of the beauty we take for granted. We hope the show in September raises awareness and emotionally engages.
G&M Design Gallery - Monaco
After a heavy filming schedule in August, the DYP team will be in Monaco for the first week of September. We have a series of events planned in the Principality and are proud to be following the successful David Bailey exhibition at the G&M Design Gallery. We have been in galleries around the world situated next to well-known and legendary restaurants or clubs, but the location of this gallery is next door to Sass Café - in Monaco it really doesn’t get better than that. No wonder the gallery closes at midnight! Sass already shows my work.
I am joined as an Ambassador to the Kevin Richardson Foundation by Charlene, Princess of Monaco and I am so delighted that Her Highness will be partnering with me this week to raise funds for Kevin - one of Africa’s most important conservationists. Princess Charlene has to be the most normal royal you could possibly meet, but in this era of enlightenment, she has greater and greater competition for that accolade from royals everywhere - including the UK. How instructive that conservation is a common thread.