Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The opening was fantastic...

Well, made it to Melbourne...As ever, I had a wonderful time. Got some paints from St Lukes, bumped into Jenna Blyth, the curator of Snap Freeze whilst looking at the Jan Senbergs show at Niagara Galleries. Its a big show with some good honest free painting, very refreshing to see. Went to the Stencil Festival where there were artworks from all over the world. I felt so inspired by it. Then met some artists from the JAC artists community that have studios on the grounds which formally housed a school where the festival was being held. They were all really nice and unlike community studios I've been part of before these artists seemed to work well together and were considerate of each others needs.

Sunday was the big day and the wonderful drive up to TarraWarra, I had no idea what to expect other than I knew how much I love the architecture and how everything is done so well in every way with the Gallery. I walked through the door and was just elated to see the first thing was my picture hanging on the wall, then I looked at the catalogue and found my painting reproduced twice...I was just so happy. Lots of friends turned up as they said they would and supported me in this important show.

I did get to meet Dr Janine Burke and was pretty excited about that...just had to get a picture taken with her :)


A Reason to Paint said...

I missed that initial buzz of seeing your painting first, because I stupidly went to the cloakroom to offload my coat before viewing the show from the opposite end. (If blogger had rolley eyes, they'd be inserted here!)

So before leaving I made sure I replayed my entry, coming in from the main foyer and it was like WOW, there's Dianne's work first up. It was so impressive.

on painters & painting said...

Nice painting Dianne!