Hi, I’m Gavin Wade

I recently recieved this email forwarded to me by a friend. I think its important to spread the word. It reminds me a little of my friend Karl‘s (inspired) ‘Say it with Chalk’ type things…

From: billmartin
Date: 24 October 2005 22:32:21 BST
To: somebody
Subject: “Hi, I’m Gavin Wade”

Artists: Pay Attention!

I seek your collaboration for the project “Hi, I’m Gavin Wade”.

Participation is simple: beginning with the launch night of Art Sheffield 05, and continuing at subsequent art events, you are requested to to simply introduce yourself at every given opportunity with the statement “Hi, I’m Gavin Wade”.

I shall of course be joining you in this.Please forward to anyone else you think may be interested in taking part (apart from Gavin Wade, for obvious reasons).It is of course permissable to introduce yourself to Gavin Wade with the phrase “Hi, I’m Gavin Wade” if the opportunity arises.

Thank you


Art Sheffield 05 lauch night is at a variety of venues around Sheffield on the 27th October.

More details: http://www.artsheffield.org

I have populated my address book with email addresses from when someone has failed to use the Bcc option and therefore displayed everyone’s address. This is an exercise in educating people to use Bcc. If you wish to be removed from my address book simply reply with the words “GET OUT OF MY HEAD!”

I shall certainly be introducing myself as Gavin Wade tonight and subsequently.



2 thoughts to “Hi, I’m Gavin Wade”

  1. Was flicking through the dirgeful but invaluable magazine Artists Newsletter or whatever the hell its called now.. and came the words Gavin Wade. GULP.

    (at least I think it was grim as grim AN – but it might actually have been FRIEZE and at least you don’t feel dirty having a FRIEZE subscription…)

  2. Couldn’t agree more. Artists Newsletter is a necessary evil, you always feel cheated.

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