I’m not going to bother addressing my slackness, I’m just going to segue straight into this:
If you love cats as much as I do, this is the exhibition for you! If you live in Auckland, please try to come along! Adopt an Artwork is an art exhibition and silent auction to raise funds for local charity The Lonely Miaow. It features the art of some of Auckland’s established and emergent artists, including myself!
If you want to get your hands on some lovely original artwork while also supporting a worthy cause, make your way to the Outerspace Gallery at The Depot Artspace in Devonport. It’s an easy walk from the ferry terminal, so I intend on making a lovely afternoon of the opening, but the exhibition is on til 29th April, so if you can’t make it on Saturday, there is still time after that!
If you can’t make it to the exhibition but still want to help out the lovely people at The Lonely Miaow with their selfless cause, check out their website here for info on how you can help.
First Thursdays! Last Thursday, after a week of excessively manic studio time, I put up 7 paintings in St Kevin’s Arcade along with 7 other artists. There were also a number of crafty types and a musical backdrop provided by George FM. Multitudes of well-dressed and generally lovely people passed through the arcade between 6 and 9pm, taking in the art and the atmosphere.
It was great to take part in such a well-organised and awesome event, and having my work in such a public arena made for pretty amazing exposure. I loved gauging peoples reactions to my paintings from a distance, and also standing by and pretending to be a viewer myself. Quite a few of my business cards disappeared from their little holder, and while I didn’t sell anything, I’m happy with what I presented and the overall response was rather heartening. I met some awesome people and made some great new contacts and it seems that I’m not the only person that likes my work. I can’t wait for the next opportunity!
Thanks to Amber for taking this photo!
If you want to check out the official First Thursdays website, you can do so here. Hopefully there should be photos up from the event this week!
How exciting! I have been accepted to be a part of the First Thursdays event for March. I’ll be showing a few older works (2007!) along with 3 works that I aim to finish in the next week. That in itself will be a challenge, but it’s so great to have something to work towards so I’m feeling pretty positive about getting them done to a high standard. I’m also hoping to have time to create a few mini pieces and little friends, and everything there will be for sale!
If you’re in Auckland, come along! There will be a vast array of artists, crafty things and performers. I’m also led to believe there is Isaac’s Cider on offer, which is a refreshing beverage I can’t turn down and neither should you!
First Thursdays, Thursday March 4 2010, 6-9pm
St Kevin’s Arcade, Karangahape Road, Auckland