Wednesday, 16 November 2011
I spent a lovely weekend sitting at 6 Harrowby Road (hosted by the lovely Joanna) with my work and the work of various other artists adorning the walls. I met some lovely people, had some really interesting conversations and feedback about my work... and drank lots of coffee and ate lots of cake!
I do think that showing art in domestic settings can work really well. There is a relaxed-ness that you will never get in a gallery, and people get to see how something might look in their own home. Of course there is a certain amount of nosiness in being able to wonder round other people's houses, and that is part of the attraction of an arts trail like this for many people. I took some stitching to do on the second day and have to admit that it felt very luxurious to sit on a comfy sofa all day, stitching and having pleasant conversations... back to the rest of life now!