After more than a year of no exhibitions and everything being cancelled normal service resumed this year and I took part up 3 exhibitions.
First up, was an open exhibition at DesignerMakers21 in Diss. This was all about getting local artists, amateur and professional, to show together with an emphasis on the local community.
Knowing I had 2 exhibitions coming up that needed new work I looked at some of my older stuff to see what might work.
I submitted 2 pieces based on water. There was a lovely get-together for the artists taking part one Saturday afternoon and it was great to meet new people. I didn’t sell anything at the time but the piece on the left sold at an exhibition in September.
In July there was the annual exhibition for Textile Art Group Suffolk (TAGS) held at Snape Maltings on the Suffolk coast near Aldeburgh. This was the first show since the pandemic had begun and I had seriously struggled with inspiration during lockdown. Like most people I know, the whole idea of having all that time seemed great but instead it immobilised me.
I have been working pictorially for the last few years, using photographs, but it was beyond me so I ended up doing some abstract pieces for the very first time.
These three pieces are called ‘State of Mind I, II, and III.
Self-explanatory I think.
I also took an old piece that started life as a 3D vessel form and reworked it into a 2D piece. I’ve submitted this one to Norfolk Makers Festival and won’t hear if it’s been accepted until January 2022. I’ll let you know.
This was the most successful exhibition in selling terms for TAGS since I’ve been a member of the group. Sadly I didn’t sell work from the wall but I did sell a ton of stuff from the exhibition shop which made up for it.
There is one more exhibition but I’ll save that for next time. It was a good’ un!
Hi, I’m Alison. An artist and designer/maker.