Andrew Hollins - or rather his daughter Bethany (My dad has the best shed ever so I hope he sends you a picture!) - contacted Shedman about his collection of original paintings by Australian artist Pete Browne. Shedman asked Andrew if he had a shed and here's his response:
'daughters! they do set you up! i do have a shed, but alas no pictures and just like my life it is narrow, chaotic, cluttered but every now and again things of worth, beauty and even genius emerge! used for running repairs to the house, garden and equipment the most recent article to be finished was a house number for my mum - attached as for the genius bit - still in development!
the originals of the pictures i sent by peter browne double in price every 3 years! add to your shed collection and your income in one easy move!'
Note about Pete Browne: 'Peter Browne was born in 1947 in West Wyalong NSW. Peter Browne claims to have been found under a sheet of tin in West Wyalong around 1947. Raconteur and scallywag, Peter moved into a ruin at Silverton and established it’s first art gallery, where he held court for travellers entertaining them in his almost roofless “renovated “ ruin for many years.' More about Pete at Outback Artist.
Shedman supports Butabika, Uganda's national psychiatric hospital
KING TOADFISH and the all weather riders present A BENEFIT FOR BUTABIKA An evening of poetry and music featuring the fabulous Shedman, David Amery, Gavin Selerie, Frances Presley, and other poets and minstrels of the urban night… THURSDAY 15th MARCH 7:30-11:15 at the Dalston Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS £8 waged, £2 concs
All proceeds to supporting the development of mental health services in Uganda
Shedman creates a fascinating visitor attraction, enthralling workshops and lively events that explore the place of the shed, literature and creativity in everyone’s lives. To discuss your project please get in touch...
Writer, poet and film maker John Davies is the original Shedman. He's inspired by all kinds of sheds – garden sheds and aircraft hangars, shed antlers or skins, shedding tears or shedding light. He’s writing a book about his shed experience and on his travels, researching the subject, he creates residencies and workshops at different events and locations, using sheds as the focus for a unique interaction with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.