Collation, Conservation, Repair, and Provenancing
This work is a massive undertaking and will take many months if not two or three years
(conservation is in any case an ongoing process).
The problems being faced are as follows:
1. Locating the art works scattered around the house, in storage in the garage or loft or in Bristol, or in private collections.
2. Assessing the damage which has been caused by bad storage over the course of 18 years when the last works were created.
3. Building an effective reference structure pertaining to the chronology, stylistic development, origin, and impetus for the said art works, as well as the projects and the working methods and artistic lifestyle conditions extant at the time.
4. This also relates to the exhibitions and what had been exhibited where and when, and any themes that can be ascertained regarding the arts and their exhibition.
5. Undertaking repairs to damage and attempting to restore such works.
6. Effecting minor conservation to almost all the art works which have suffered some wear and tear/environmental degeneration.
7. Undertaking effective system of provenancing and description.
8. Photographing all works.
The last exhibition was in 1992 in Oxford.. Shortly after that time creation of new works ceased.
Once the above work items 1-8 has been completed then it may be possible to consider the likely viability of holding exhibitions of the art works. (such things as venue/finance/theme/sponsorship/ promotion etc have to be considered, as no works would be for sale. See document on this subject)
Whilst creation of new works of art )(even sketches etc) ceased in 1992, he has never entirely ruled out the possibility of returning to creative production again in the future.,
In this regard the dedicated room used as a conservation and storage area can also be used as a studio for creation of small works.
He has been experimenting with photography in the last two years when time permits. Mainly landscape and also historical architectural compositions.
The move to Wiltshire has begun to inspire him.