Yayyyyyy!!! We finally got the go ahead from planning for the gallery and coffee shop yesterday (13th)! It’s only taken 7 months to get to this point, and a wonder I’ve kept my sanity! Still a way to go, but it was great to hear some positive news after a very anxious and frustrating wait. We are chomping at the bit to get started and know that we have to be patient a while longer, so have been, and continue doing lots of background stuff, to save time for when we can get cracking proper. Want to find out what’s in store (or gallery)? Visit www.themessyharegallery.co.uk
It’s all been very stressful and we are still awaiting the final go ahead. but… we are opening a gallery and coffee shop in my home town of Burton upon Trent! We have lots to do and will announce further news about exact location once we have confirmation. In the meantine, we are looking out for artists and makers, predominantly in the Burton area (including Stafforshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire). We will showcase artwork from other areas too, but predominantly supporting local creatives. Watch this space for further updates!
I’ve been so busy that I hadn’t realised that I didn’t give an update on the postcard auction which took place in June. The Rock Trust Auction raised a fabulous amount of £6,862 in aid of homeless young people in Edinburgh.
I’ve been working on new sets of artwork to sell at Suki Gallery and Two Birds Gallery. Some still in the dripart style and some mixing my sketches with graphic design.
Get in touch to find out more or visit the galleries to see my own and other local creatives range of work.
I saw a feed on my Facebook page about an organisation in Edinburgh called the Rock Trust. They were calling out for artists to take part in a postcard auction to raise funds and awareness to help support homeless young people in Edinburgh – a great cause, and one I was keen to take part in and support. I have 2 postcards in the auction; scratch and sniff.
In my musings whilst experimenting, I occasionally take a little footage and snapshots of me at creative play!
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Excuse the lack of news updates, unfortunately my partner and I had family illness and more recently bereavements which took priority. Things are starting to settle down again now and I am pleased to announce that I have work in two artspaces. Firstly, Suki Gallery which is located in the beautiful village of Tutbury. The Gallery has a range of fabulous artwork and sculptures by local artists and a cafe to relax in whilst you ponder upon what lovely creative pieces to buy.
The other wonderful artspace is known as The Two Birds Gallery. I have been friends with the co ownder Helen since we were on our Creative Degree together. The Gallery again has a wealth of wonderful designs by local artists. They also run workshops there if you are interested in learning new creative skills. The Gallery is located in the beautiful town of Castle Donington.
August 2016 News
I’ve been on a bit of a break up in Edinburgh, but not before stopping off in Chester to leave some artwork at a fabulous real ale pub called The Goat & Munch. It’s well worth a visit to taste some real ales, but also to support artists who are displaying their work there. A big round of applause for The Goat & Munch Team for supporting us creative folk. Thank you.
You can find them here:
52 Garden Ln,
You can also follow them on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/Goat-and-Munch-826791200748734/
July 2016 News
Exciting News to share! I will be stocking original artwork and giclee prints at the Shabby Nook, which is located on the First Floor of the Octagon Centre in Burton upon Trent from 1st July 2016. Initially for a few months, but if all goes well, hoping for it to be longer!