‘I’ve been a big supporter of Art On A Postcard and been to every exhibition since it started so I feel really honoured. In the past I would bid for any tiny little piece that I could. I’d go through the auction lots and see a really big name and I think “god I could never get that in a gallery” – I love that aspect of their charity.
‘Now I see the images coming in and I am getting weirdly attached to the artworks. They are really good, I want them all.’
Curating her own exhibition is nothing new for India Rose, who studied at City and Guilds before opening her first gallery when she was just 23. Art is her porn, so to speak, and her passion is showcasing emerging artists who need a platform to flourish; her future plans include expanding her gallery to include an artist in residence by the end of the year. ‘I spend so much time staring at art, watching art restoration programmes, scrolling on Instagram and visiting art colleges like RCA, City and Guilds and Slade in Glasgow. I love the emerging world of art. People are so much nicer, keener and friendlier,’ says India Rose.