By eimear kavanagh, Oct 25 2017 09:30AM
I have been invited to take part as a guest artist at the Oxton Art Fair next month.
This is exciting for me because i once lived in Oxton (ten years ago when I first moved to Merseyside from London) all on my lonesome. I love to re-visit these feelings of curiosity & the quailty of being new in unfamiliar surroundings - when you don't have to get on a plane to feel like an explorer. Now that I return, I feel really fond of this place & remember how I was supported by the people who I met here.
It is also exciting because I've not exhibited for over three years. I chose to take time out from 'selling' because I wanted to put my focus on experimenting; working in this way without the demands of exhibitions allows more freedom to evolve within my artistic practice. I also felt that in a way, I'd hit a bit of a wall with ideas, theme, direction & needed to find new ways to float my boat. So I have really enjoyed my studio time but now feels right to start putting my work back out there.
For me the most rewarding part of exhibiting is not the sales or the money made, its seeing the new collection of work framed, up on walls and being able to celebrate that with anyone who appreciates. Half a dozen framed art works equal 3 years of thinking, making, trying, re-trying, grafting, sacrificing, highs/lows, determination and sheer commitment.
There will be 23 local professional, contemporary artists, including established & new members & guests showcasing a diverse mix of quality arts and crafts across several rooms. A chance for you to support local artists & own something original (or gift a loved one) give up the high street chain stores etc etc you know the score.
Open to public:
Saturday 25th Nov 10am - 5pm
Sunday 26th Nov 10am - 4pm
PV Friday 24th Nov 7-9pm * This is tickets only (if you would like a personal invite please let me know) Tickets are limited.