Tomorrow night sees the opening of the annual Catalyst Arts members show, this year entitled, experiMENTAL. It just so happens that this year I have an added interest, as I am myself a member and have a piece of work in the show.

Although the title of this years members show –and Davy Mahon’s fantastic photomontage– suggests that the work on display will have invoked a new direction for all those involved. I am curious to see if this will actually be the case.

For my own work I feel I am always experimenting –insert get out clause here- with various elements of photography and process, but I genuinely feel that the ‘experimental’ element of my work on show tomorrow is in the display. I’ll not go into any details about it here as I hope people will come along to the opening tomorrow (and I’ll be posting pictures over the next few days anyway).

Experimental, experiMENTAL or just mental i’m interested to see the current crop of Catalyst’s members showcase their work. Nortiously difficult to curate, members shows often offer a varied and vast amount of work, so no doubt opinions will be divided, I guess it’s about expectation and I expect to see the good, the bad and the mental. In any case isn’t that the point of all this art malarky anyway.

Show opens at 7pm at Catalyst tomorrow Thursday 22nd September.