Monday, 16 June 2008

Making an exhibition of myself

This was a first for me, I must admit, being invited to exhibit my clothing at an art exhibition. In fact, there were three of us - Joy the beader, Margot the quilter and me the clothier. We're all good friends and that helped enormously.

The rest of the exhibition was the usual paintings, pottery and the like, so what we did in effect was turn it into a genuine Art & Craft exhibition

Opening night on Friday was a resounding success, with over 200 crammed into the gallery at Southbank in Brisbane. The atmosphere was wonderful and the wine flowed freely, loosening the purse strings and red stickers started appearing on the walls. Margot sold a quilt in the first five minutes and by the end of the evening had sold three. A grandmother made a beeline for my clothing and snaffled a dress, pair of pants and an apron for her granddaughters. At the end of a successful evening, we were passed on the front steps by a little tot wearing one of my aprons. Ah, another satisfied customer!

Margot and Joy's items

Saturday, however, was fairly quiet, which is probably par for the course, but there were good attendances on Sunday and I made several sales. Altogether it was a very interesting and educational experience and one I would gladly tackle again.


Bec said...

Your stand looks so gorgeously bright and colourful! You'll soon be a pro at setting up a professional market stall! Maybe you can give me a few tips - it scares the bejeezus out of me!!!! Glad to hear it was all a success :)

Joanne said...

Oh Robyn... this post is just lovely (and amusing too!). Your clothes look absolutely gorgeous! I love your friends items too! Congratulations on such successful opening night.

Hot Fudge said...

Thanks girls. I was pretty terrified, but once the evening started and the crowds were so friendly, I actually enjoyed the occasion.

Ali said...

So delightfully bright and fun - I'm so glad it was a fun time for you!
I love the idea that your brightness was in with some quite nice artwork as well - what a great combo :)

Twinkle Star Art said...

Beautiful exhibition blog feature. I love your photo arrangements. Thanks Robyn for listing me on your Brisstylette bloggers links. :-) Amanda

altjoujou said...

That is so exciting and sounds like so much fun!
alisa R.