"TDN: Why are you leaving? How are you feeling about it?It's easy for some us to forget that many of these independent venues are also businesses and have to go where the work can be sold. She mentions that the market has flattened somewhat here abouts which is certainly a concern.
CH: I am in the middle of the experience, so it’s changing daily! On the whole, making the decision was the hardest thing. Now I have, I feel quite upbeat and matter of fact about it. We never had it planned… I always saw us having galleries in Liverpool, London, LA or wherever we thought best for our artists. However, we simply don’t have the resources currently to keep exporting our artists work to London and run our programme in Liverpooltoo. We aim to do ambitious shows, usually with big builds, so we didn’t want to scrimp on quality or do less in Liverpool, but we had to do something to increase visibility and sales for our artists, quickly.
Art The Ceri Hand Gallery is soon to be moving from its base in Liverpool to the capital and Hand herself has given a useful interview to Double Negative:
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2012