Somehow the notes I took this year aren't proving terribly evocative, but maybe that reflects my less intense reaction to the show. Unfair - there was some wonderful work. I stuck with the unwieldy foldy catalogue this year and scribbled on that, and some of the things I've written aren't helping. Next to one piece, for instance, I have put 'Nearly really nice'. Fair enough, I'm entitled to my opinion - if only I had the foggiest idea what exactly the opinion was formed around, what the picture was, what on earth I meant. Another note for a different pic says 'Like enough'. Well that's alright?
So how to do this? In random and scattershot fashion seems a good idea, but I could start with a couple of the prizes.
Writing about an exhibition - especially an open exhibition, where the work is so enormously varied - cannot do it any justice at all. Visit, that's my advice. I'll certainly be going back for another extended browse before the show finishes at the end of May.