AFWG meeting 1/5/08
Present: Meghan, Martin L, Ryan, Lauren.
1. Minutes from last meeting.
2. Screen printing.
4. Swapping PAs.
6. Golden Hour book.
7. Publishing task force.
1. FOLLOW UP.
Computers - new stuff bought, 4th machine built, fileserver still todo.
Martin has not looked into security cable stuff, bad Martin, no biscuit.
Screen printing - people met, Chris came, then went to Spain, people continued in his absence.
Cave - money box is now under the till.
Darkroom - poster has been done and is up.
Balconies - Ryan told off Eikon Dave, he apologised.
2. SCREEN PRINTING
12-13 people at first meeting, some trickled off but still lots of interest, shoveled dirt out, smelled like piss. EVS vollies and others painted walls with glue to reduce dust. Gandolf working on fixing a screen drying box. Simone & Martin peeled up gross carpet that also smelled of piss. Old screens prepared for new mesh which Chris has. Meghan has contacted Gillian at Edinburgh Printmakers for old stuff, waiting to hear back. Getting really close - prints in two weeks maybe?
Ryan met a guy in Paris who is passionate about screenprinting and seems really clever, they got really drunk and Ryan invited him to Edinburgh. Maybe a screenprinting person should give him a call?
ACTION: Meghan to action somebody around for longer to contact him.
A few introductions done since last month, most of those people have come back and used the room at least once, more coming in by email occasionally. Some more publicity beyond the Forest would probably be good.
ACTION: Meghan to publicise via the intertubes.
4. SWAPPING PAs
Danny proposes swapping cafe & "downstairs" (cave?) PAs.
Danny is not here. We don't understand. Nobody else sees a problem. Don't move stuff.
Fourth computer is built, RAM is evenly distributed, monitor cable and Ubuntu install needed for 4th machine.
Fileserver needs setup. Drives (2x250GB) are here. Sean, James, Swithun seem to be working on that.
ACTION: Martin to find a monitor cable & install 4th machine.
6. GOLDEN HOUR
End of tour report has been done for the Scottish Arts Council.
We need ass in gear for next anthology by August. Try to make it wider than the Forest and Edinburgh. Letter has been drafted to possible authors. Budget is about £800, probably can't get external funding.
Publishing meeting needed. Next Thursday at 6pm!
ACTION: Ryan to publicise meeting.
Meeting ended 8pm, ahead of schedule!