It's now 2019. This year see’s the first show for The Gerry Laffy Art Collective which is a collective of artists I established in 2018. We have a 2 week show in Dover at Easter and a month long show in London in the summer. In the collective some of us are professional, some semi pro, some students and some have a learning difficulty. The collective will not identify which is which. We are 14 diverse artists including myself, the others being Tessa Gaynn, Ronan O’Regan, Suzy Smith, Woz, Jonathan Dickson, Caroline Reed, Danielle Vaughan, Scarlet Isherwood, Steve Green, Phil Parkinson and two photographers Conor Carroll and Tosh Marshall and with very special guest Mason Storm.
In May 2018 I was a guest participant in a hugely successful show in St Pancras Church Crypt with Mason Storm & Simon Skint when they launched a new company called Asylum Artist Management & Gallery with some awesome new artists and I am honoured to be one of their associate artists.
Autumn 2018 saw my return to the Underdog Gallery in SE1 in September with the Punk, Rock N Roll Art Show, this was my 4th show with them, it was as crazy, wild and successful as ever with more than 400 people at our opening night show.
We have a five week GLAC show with 13 artists booked at the Dover smART myGALLERY on the sea front from April 6th 2019. I have a full 14 artist GLAC show booked at the stunning 17th century Lauderdale House in Highgate in August 2019 for a full month, a second month long show is also booked at Lauderdale House for December (actually Nov 26th-Jan7th 2020). I have been included the Asylum 2 show at St Pancras Church Crypt in July and will also return to The Underdog Gallery for my 5th Punk, Rock and Roll Show in October, so 2019 will be a busy art year. I now also manage 2 artists Ronan O'Regan and Caroline Reed.
Music: 2019 really started with a bang as I sold my record label to Cherry Red Records and 2 Girl CD box sets (and downloads) are due and also finally my entire catalogue of solo work and Sheer Greed albums will finally be streamed and available for download. That’s 11 of my albums in all. I have started initial writing ideas on a 6th solo album that will be released some time in 2020.So 2019 and 2020 will see a balancing act of art, music and management not to mention my SEN work which I will continue to do, and have done for 17 years. Please come and support our efforts and check out some of the wonderful talent I am working with. The Gerry Laffy Art Collective is on Facebook so come and join us. Thank you for your continued support. Gx