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Apologies for the lateness of this post. Believe me, it's not for lack of being ecstatic, just manic busy-ness and more recently mild sickness.
But I am most certainly overwhelmingly appreciative.
On Tuesday this week, I reached 100% of the goal of my project interior / exterior (in fact, 102%) and since then have exceeded that again!
The most recent contributors to my cause were two Divine Sisters, Michelle McRae and Sarah Mercer, and both Kyle Warren and Adam Meyer showed further support!
I am unbelievably thankful to everyone who has shown their support for my residency at Hospitalfield in Arbroath, Scotland, in April next year, and once the deadline has passed will be in contact with those who have shown their support to follow up about addresses and such for rewards where relevant.
If you haven't had a chance yet and would still like to be involved, any additional funds raised over the goal of AU$1,550 will go toward my flight to the UK, and all rewards are still valid until midday on the 8th of December, Australian Daylight Savings Time.
I am so excited about this residency and, internet permitting, will be blogging about my experiences there as it happens. I hope to bring you some wonderful photographs and carry those over into a self-published collection of images and an exhibition to complete my interior / exterior series.
I'm also excited about two upcoming collaborations. One with Simon Groth, a Brisbane author, to take the form of a published collection of short stories / prose and images; the other, a second collaboration with Nick Kind, ex-pat Brit based in Melbourne, a potential "letters from home" blog in the form of images exchanged between us of each other's place of origin.
The residency will go ahead irrespective of the UK Home Office, but my move to the UK is still dependent on my application for a UK Ancestry Visa, which I posted off last Wednesday after having my biometric data taken. I can't see any reason why it would be declined, but don't want to assume anything.
Should all go to plan though, I will be in London for the long haul by the 18th of January next year, and I am unbelievably excited at that prospect. And daunted. But mostly excited.