Thursday, 10 May 2012
Saltaire Arts Trail
What a weekend! (I'm still recovering) The Saltaire Arts Trail was a huge success once again and we had thousands of visitors milling round the village, brochures in hand, going round the various different exhibitions, activities and installations that were part of the event. Even the cold weather (is it really May?!) didn't put a dampener on things and the Arts Trail 'buzz' was all around the place.
Because I'm involved in the organizing of this event as well as showing some work at it I was really busy in the run up and all weekend and I was poorly at the same time, so it is taking a few days to get back to the land of the living!
My work looked great in Paula's lovely house. It is quite a big deal to open up your house to thousands of strangers who tramp through to look at the artwork and to have a nosey inside your home. Some of the people who agree to open their houses are selling their own work but others are not artists but want to be part of this lovely event. To be able to see artwork in a domestic setting, particularly in a heritage location such as Saltaire, really makes things accessible and interesting to people.
I was particularly pleased with how one of my little books looked on the window sill with the beautiful garden beyond.