A new phase comes with September and the Open Studio Days, some artists starting and others finishing and a few still to come we hope. And time to begin to reflect on the work created.
Jo Lumber and her friend Sue a "reconnecting" artist, had a day in the studio recently....
Sue has left big sketches ... on the wall 'for others to add to or work on top of' plus a couple of little watercolours and a lovely sketch of the range. I (Jo )did 3 little watercolours and made 3 tiny clay gulls. We have left everything there, on windowsill and mantle piece............ Beautiful space, beautiful time.
.....we had a beautiful, calm day and felt privileged to be there.
Artists who have had to pause their careers for various reasons such as children, family etc are some of the people we hope to reconnect and offer space and opportunity to and quite a few have come through the residency that we hadn't connected with before, so we are very pleased and it will all inform our evaluation and forward planning.
Really looking forward to seeing Kerry and Mel's work together.