***OH! I WAS busy – just found this draft; so I thought, well, I might as not post it right now.
The show was a great success, with nearly fifty memberships for the Friends group, and all but two of the auction works passed reserve, raising some much appreciated donations to the gallery.
I’ve been VERY busy at Arts in Oxford, helping out with the next show that is called
C A L E N D A R
This exhibition is to celebrate the wonderful art and craft that abounds in North Canterbury – and other places in New Zealand of course! Last year the gallery published a case calendar which was a sell-out! So obviously we decided to do another one – ‘do’ means my help with the design work.
I know I am being a little ahead of publication (which is on 3 September) but here is the cover image which is of one of Serena McWilliams’ machine 3D embroideries:
In connection with this exhibition, the gallery is also launching a group – Friends of the Gallery – and we hope to encourage more involvement with the gallery through a programme of events available to members. The gallery was founded with the intention of becoming a centre of the arts for a community that is about an hour’s drive away from the cultural centre of Christchurch, our nearest city. So this initiative is intended to represent the development that we feel we can make after five years existence as an art gallery. To help with fund raising our wonderfully supportive artists have each donated a work to be entered in a silent auction.