Wednesday, 13 April 2011

'Roots' opening.

The opening night was on a Tuesday. We were all pretty tired after a long couple of days of hard grafting to get everything ready, but we did get quite a good turn out and Reuben's £2 a piece envelopes extravaganza went down well. As we were one of the first groups to have our exhibition opening, it was a bit unpredictable how successful it would be, being a bit awkward to reach (
Aebgurth) but we received positive feedback and it was also refreshing to get to relax with each other and our friends and family. I think the space worked well, separating mine and Lois pieces in the back room - giving it a welsh feeling. And Will and Reub's work in the front room mainly monotone coloured pieces.

We also tried to promote on different websites, alongside dispatching posters. It was pretty exiting seeing our names (although mine was often spelt wrong..) up on art websites and gallery walls.

As far as i know, i did not manage to sell any of my work. I think this is mainly down to the fact that people seemed to struggle to understand what it was about as well as notice how much work i had put into hand stitching the poems into the pieces. I didn't expect anyone to fall in love with my work as i knew the welsh poems could swing it both ways. People could either find the language barrier intriguing, or be completely lost. But on the other hand, I'm planning to exhibit the pieces in wales over the summer, hoping that a welsh audience may be able to connect easier with my work.

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