I didn’t realise that a place could come to mean so much to me. When the Jeff Koon’s project started in February it was just a building filled with fascinating objects and art works, but now Brighton Museum & Art Gallery is like another home, and the JK Collective another family.
There was so much crammed into five short months; from researching the work in great detail to doing dances in outfits inspired by it. Things haven’t always worked out and there were a few bumps in the road, but overall it’s been an incredible experience. I’ve done things that I’d have never dreamed I’d be able to do – like making gummy bear sculptures and talking in front of a crowd of people.
I’d just like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone at the museum and to the people from Artist Rooms for making this opportunity possible. Thank you for your support and for helping to turn our crazy ideas into a reality like a conga line into the gallery! Thank you for all the hard work that you do.
Peter Pan once said; “Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting,” So, I will only say farewell as although this is the end of this project, I’ll take forward the new skills I’ve learnt and put them to good use. Whatever happens, I’ve got good memories and new friends that I will never forget.
— Charlie, Member of the Jeff Koons Collective