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.