Another Superstars Portraits session and I approached the Saturday Interaction trolley with fear in my heart. Maybe the first session was a fluke and this time no-one would come.
Wrong. It was a grand afternoon, and 80 people made a self portrait for the gallery ( and eventually the animation) with lots of laughter, good humoured ribbing, surprises and pleasure.
I was once again amazed and delighted that so many visitors want to participate, including men, teenage boys and seniors.
I wobbled at one point when a woman asked me if she could bring a group of 17 older children to draw portraits – but they turned out to be charming, helpful, patient and genuinely enthusiastic. They left a fantastically varied set of pictures, plus one young man took most of the photographs for me – result!
I’m loving this Saturday Interaction, and it’s something I will take on to another level in my own practice. Roll on Session 3.

Posted by De La Warr Pavilion on Sunday 6 November 2011