Wednesday, 17 November 2010

17/11: SHOWCASE 2. HORSEBRIDGE GALLERY, WHITSTABLE

'Made in Whitstable' is an internet community/group comprised of 'local creative people'     20 of us are exhibiting works this week at Horsebridge Gallery in Whitstable.

Last night the arts and crafts were assembled/hung/laid out and the exhibition opens today with a Private View tomorrow evening 6pm to 8.30pm (drinks/nibbles being served)

I took a few photos during the hanging process as I'm not sure how practical it will be to do so during the week when the gallery is open to the public - I'm thinking positive that there will be lots of interest as Whitstable is a bustling place (and the Gallery is a nice warm refuge in cold weather - it has its own cafeteria too).  We finished hanging my pictures before many of the others so I haven't got pictures of all the exhibits but there's plenty to see if anyone is in the area.

A lot of the art on display is 'contemporary' and mine looks a little out of place - not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing ... also I know I have too many cats (that will be remedied as I get time to produce more non-commissioned pictures).  I am exhibiting some original pictures for sale, and showing some sample pieces which aren't for sale -  to demonstrate my portrait work and create interest for commissions next year (I will be cutting down on commissions in favour of  exhibition pieces but would still like to have a few on the go)

Its all a learning curve - here is my 'bit of wall'


and my neighbours' exhibits - I don't think they are all hung yet.  Flash photography has shown up all the indentations in the walls but in reality they don't look this bad.   At the end of each exhibition all nail/screw holes have to be filled and painted so the walls are pitted but not as dirty as they look here.

11 comments:

Jan said...

why don't you think your paintings fit in with the rest of the exhibition paintings? They look fabulous and very, very professional. Hope you sell tons and get lots of commissions!

Sunny said...

An excellent display of your amazing talent. I wish you all the best.
☼ Sunny

sue said...

Thanks Jan. It was David who initially pointed out that I was the only artist exhibiting 'realism and precision' but at least it makes for a more interesting exhibition with a wide range of artwork on display. There is some stunning glass work on display as well - I might treat myself to one of the vases when I next visit the gallery. I don't have to 'man' the exhibition until Sunday (we're all covering in 3 hour slots throughout the week although the Gallery has a proper staffed reception area also).

Thank you Sunny. Its all new and exciting!

Pauline said...

fabulous exhibition Sue, good luck, hope you sell lots.

sue said...

Thank you Pauline ... one would be nice :o)

Glad you and Bev are OK - the flooding is pretty bad in your part of the country isn't it?

Bev said...

Looks really good Sue, hope you get lots of sales. It's always good to get your name out there whatever happens.

Peter Williams said...

Looks great Sue! Good luck. Not everyone can do realism and precision, otherwise there would be more. You'll do fine.

sue said...

I've had pictures 'hung' in galleries and selected for exhibition but this is the first time I've been involved with a 'group' exhibition where I've physically had to hang pictures (although David did most of that and I just handed up tools etc).

I'm hoping there'll be a good turnout tomorrow evening for the late viewing.

Whatever happens, it'll be an experience I can learn from. And I've booked to do a similar thing in January - need to get more pictures finished.

Vic said...

Your wall space looks great and I certainly dont think it looks out of place to the others, if anything it adds to it. Good luck with it, I am sure you will do well.

sue said...

Thanks Vic
If you get the chance to have a look I'll be interested to hear what you think.

I'm joining in a similar exhibition 5 to 11 January 2011. 17 artists in total and spaces all fully booked. You should join - your 'tangles' and stones would go down well I'm sure

My 'slot' for manning the show is Sunday 12 - 3pm (I'll have my Mum with me)

Chrissy said...

Your wall looks fantastic Sue. I love see see a group of work together like this. All the very best for the exhibition