On Friday afternoon, Susan and I took our guest speaker Caren Florance to view the exhibition before she opened it. Always a good plan we find!
It was so nice to arrive at the gallery and to have it virtually to ourselves. To be able to wander through and gaze and gasp at the beauty that had been wrought with the rooms and the work. What a beautiful space to show the work; and what creative and breathtaking arrangements of the work. It was a good feeling.
Barry took most if not all of these photos below; I was too absorbed wandering around and breathing in the wonder of it all...
The entrance to the exhibition. We had hoped that our two burning books could be features of the show; and they did so beautifully. The lighting and the shadows are exquisite.
The gallery spaces had been transformed, and each body of work had breathing space, and yet spoke to the other pieces around it.
Barry took a panorama type shot which bends time and space a bit, but almost allows you to see the two rooms.
Opening night saw a large crowd - some locals but also loads of folk from Maleny to support us and Ken who is showing in another one of the gallery spaces.
Caren, myself and Susan at the opening.
I won't show all the works here today - mostly mine and I will get to the collaborative works soon!
The Under Construction corner was a quiet, gentle, space. On the wall, and on the plinth.
Time To Change and Time For Change sit quietly and strongly. Hinting at their message, but benefiting from the story about them being told in person. I spoke to many people about them and they were all moved.
Fragile Gains, also sitting serenely yet intimating strong messages about women's gains.
Peace Emerging looks so good all together. Two have sold already (1 & 5).
Too Many Poppies was a piece I worried over and struggled with including - yet it is presented so beautifully, it is almost a memorial in itself.
Outside in the foyer is a little nook that has become a pop-up shop for Susan and I. Small works, prints, and books for sale.
All of the works in the exhibition re for sale (except our collaborative pieces) and I am happy to field enquiries or you can contact the gallery direct: firstname.lastname@example.org