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, some 10 years ago and I love to re-visit feelings of past places. I'm really really fond of this place & remember how much I was supported by the people of Oxton who became my good friends.
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 developing my work style; digging deep to find out what it really is that's making me tick. Working in this way without the demands of exhibitions allows more freedom to evolve within my artistic practice. I also felt that I'd hit a bit of a wall with ideas & theme, and needed to find new direction.
For me the most rewarding part of exhibiting is not the sales or the money made - its seeing the new collection of framed work up on walls and being able to celebrate that with anyone who appreciates. Half a dozen new framed art works is a result of 3 years of thinking, making, trying, re-trying, grafting, sacrificing, determination and sheer commitment.
There will be 23 local professional, contemporary artists, including new members & guests showcasing a diverse mix of quality arts and crafts across several rooms. This is a chance for you to support local artists & own something original (or gift a loved one). Turn your back on 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.