“Londonderry Mall approached Capricious! to host a month long art show. As managers of the mall, we have always maintained the right to change and alter any display or promotion and Capricious! accepted that by asking us to host the event. Our retailers pay market rents to operate their business in our shopping centre. Our commitment to them is always our first priority and consideration. When we attempt to bring new ideas or displays in the mall, there is always a risk that it will be pulled given feedback from customers or retailers or ownership. As artists, when you ask someone to display your product you must consider the palette is not yours and be aware that someone else holds final rights and approval.
There was considerable preparation put into the space to be prepped for your display. This premises was also offered at no charge to Capricious! and we always charge rent for our spaces as we are a business. When the end product was displayed in the mall, it did not match my vision which I l had anticipated with the event. It was appropriate for us to pull the work. We have that right as managers of the mall and we offer no apologies for doing our job. The art displayed in our mall has done extensive damage to columns and walls in our common area along with the labour and materials to repair. We kindly accepted that as our cost; however, it is inappropriate for you to suggest compensation.
Despite the removal of the display pieces in the mall, we were still gracious enough to continue to host the show in the original premises at no charge.”