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Gallery 139  |  Independent Art Gallery 

2016 BLOG

The Interview

Ahn Wells

I arrived 10 mins early, 8.50am...that's early for me. The gallery opens at 10am, and I only live 5 mins away so I don't even need to be out of bed until 9am. But the adrenaline had kicked in from the night before and I was a tad nervous. 

I had chosen to be film interviewed, Holly from Hunter Headline gave me the option of film or to write the answers. I had chosen the option I was less comfortable with because I have a good friend's advice ringing in my ears "Ahn, you're going to have to start doing some things that make you uncomfortable". She was talking to me about being an artist and doing talks, but this is pretty much the same thing. So I took her advice and I said yes to the "uncomfortable" option. 

One thing I noticed is that time flew by. I thought I'd be there for at least 30mins but I was done in 15mins but it felt like I was being interviewed for an hour, even though when I was answering it only felt like a 1 min. Yet the whole overall interview is 7mins, which when you compare that to the other interviews it's quiet long. I wonder if everyone who starts watching, watches til the end?

Anyway, it was a great experience. I'm glad I choose my scary option and I hope if you do start watching the interview you make it to the end. Oh and thanks to Holly from Hunter Headline and the camera guys, who made me feel relaxed in front of 2 big wide black camera lens'!

Read the interview here, watch the interview by clicking on the play button.

~ Ahn Wells