This weekend saw the launch of The Galloway creative exhibition at the Whitehouse Gallery in Kirkcudbright. And I’m thrilled to say it was our first exhibition! When I say our I mean The Galloway creative, A group of 9 artists/makers/friends who saw an opportunity and went for it.
It started as a group discussion on Facebook about putting on our own exhibition that nobody had actually done before, to becoming a reality. From visiting the space and feeling a bit awestruck, to designing the advertising fliers, and distribution, making pricing labels for everybody with their own logo to give a professional uniform look to the gallery, with ‘artists pages’ (information about the artists for interested visitors) and organising a launch event, All within 4 weeks! Meanwhile we were all still doing our day jobs and making works of art for the gallery
As everybody contributed and there was no 1 particular person in charge. It has been amazing that there hasn’t been one cross word or clash of personalities, Only kindness and support from each other and approximately 400 emails back and forth!
The launch was a huge success. we were busy from the onset at 10am right through to 4.30. we were all so touched by the lovely comments and the effort people went to, and the distances people drove to come and see us. (Oh and some great sales)
Here is a wee selection of photographs from the exhibition that is still on until the close of business next Saturday (8th Feb) for those who would still like to come.