Christine Colvin, owner and curator, Penny Lane Gallery
Tell us a bit about your job My gallery specialises in art with a Liverpool or music connection. It gives local artists and craftspeople the opportunityto showcase their work, and at a world famous address too.
What inspires you? Creativity. It’s something we all have within us, we just need to dig deep.
When were you last moved by culture? The sheer scale of the giant machines created by La Machine for Royal de Luxe was so impressive and the response of the public to both La Princesse and Sea Odyssey was incredible. But I also love exploring galleries and museums for more personal, intimate pieces that each have their own back story.
What are you most looking forward to in the next 12 months?I’ve been a huge David Bowie fan for many years so visiting the Victoria & Albert Museum‘s retrospective of his incredible career will be absolute heaven for me.
Where do you see yourself in five years’ time? I’d love to expand the business abroad, exchanging, sharing and twinning with other galleries, bringing art from other countries and giving artists from Liverpool the chance to exhibit in places they never envisaged.
What makes you laugh? Having a good old giggle with friends over absolutely nothing is the best tonic I can ask for.
What gets you angry? Rudeness, ignorance and arrogance in people gets my blood boiling!
What’s your hidden talent? Before opening the gallery I was organising events at the Cannes Film Festival so I’m a meticulous and experienced organiser. I also seem to have an “eye” when it comes to hanging and arranging things and friends often want me to come and sort their homes out to make them flow, look and most of all feel better.