This week has been energising. Visiting the Towner and listening to arts professionals discussing 'art practice' and 'visitor expectations' sent brain cells jangling. Delicious lovebirds arrived in the post. My in box is awash with instructions to join in Artist Open House Festivals, I will show this year in Eastbourne, Hastings and Brighton, before my first solo show at Arts Hut in June. To prepare for this shock to the system and our reclusive lifestyle, I had a moment of reviewing my favourite exhibitions to date.