Last Friday I went to Hobart for 3 days, the main objective being to help members of the Art Society of Tasmania select entries for their Water Ways exhibition that will be held during the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart from February 11-14.
The response from artists all over Tasmania was tremendous and the 70 entries selected for the exhibition are of a very high standard. This promises to be a wonderful event not only for the artists, but the Art Society. There’s always risks involved with such a venture, but they who dare, will win! I congratulate the Society for having the vision and the faith to promote art as part of such a noteworthy event. Organisers of the Wooden Boat Festival are expecting around 80,000 visitors from across Australia. While not all will see the exhibition, it should ‘draw’ an excellent crowd.
While in Hobart I approached a gallery about my desire to have an exhibition of my abstract coloured pencil work when I return from Cairns next year. As a result, I have the task this week of preparing a submission for the gallery director, that I aim to have completed and sent by Friday.
I am very keen to have a show in my ‘home’ town, and believe I have something worthwhile to display. We shall see.