The Lismore installation of Trading Place opened on September 12 to a capacity crowd at Lismore Regional Gallery. Of course we shared the opening with the other fabulous exhibitions on at the gallery at the same time, Hiromi Tango's Art Magic: Remnant, Australian Printmakers Auditory Visions, and Miriam Salomon's Still Life: Varying Domesticities, and it was standing room only!
It was a really great afternoon spent exploring the "rainforest" and catching up with some good friends and fellow artists. Among the traders on the day were North Coast artists Annique Goldenberg and Heather Matthew. Their enthusiasm for the concept was heartening and their swapped artworks make a great addition to the Trading Place collection. A big Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us at the opening.
Trading taking Place
Thursdays are 'trading days' and there has been another three so far since the opening. We have had a really great response and have some awesome pieces added to the ever growing Trading Place Collection. It is always a surprise to see who is going to come in and what they are going to bring with them to trade. In the last couple of trading weeks we met up with some old artists friends and made some new ones. Among the traders were Metal Sculptor Daniel Clemmett, Ceramic artists Fiona Fell, Liz Stops and Sonia & Paul Osborn, Painter Kate Hallen, Gallery Director Brett Adlington and his son Hugo, and Sandy Darab.
3 Trading Days to go
There are now only three trading days left in the exhibition. they are Thursday October 8, 15 and 22. If you want to participate make sure you come along to the Lismore Regional Gallery on one of those days between 11.30 and 12.30.
It's going to be interesting to see how the exhibition looks at the end of trade on October 22 - the exhibition itself will still be exhibited until October 24, so you can still go along and take a look. Here's a photo of the trading cabinet as it looks halfway through....
We hope to see more people come along in the next three weeks to trade artworks with us.
See you there!
Lismore Regional Gallery
Sept 12 - Oct 24 2015
Trading dates - Oct 8, 15 and 22 11.30am - 12.30pm
One half of the Earth Fire Spirit Team, I have an obsession with transport & homes including caravans, mobile homes, temporary dwellings, etc ... and a passion for all Art!