On Sunday, less than week after approaching the Hokitika Craft Gallery, I had put up an exhibition of my work there. The most time consuming thing was all the labelling I had to do – I hadn’t realised how much work I had on hand. It was all rather a whirlwind but I got there, and I am pleased with how it has all came together. If you are passing through Hokitika in the next three weeks, call in and have a look.
Update 11 March 2015
I have been getting a lot of very encouraging feedback on the exhibition and have already made quite a few sales, including to England and Sweden, and a couple of orders/commissions. The exciting news is that I now have a three month trial at the gallery until the end of May It has meant of course, getting on and doing more harvesting and weaving. I am loving it.
Update 9 June 2015
The past three months have been most encouraging and I have now become a full member of the Hokitika Craft Gallery Co-operative. This means that as well as having an outlet for exhibiting and selling my weaving and fibre art, I share the running of the gallery with the other 11 members. This includes being in the gallery for about 2 days a months. I am enjoying meeting the people who visit the gallery – tourists from all around the world, people from other parts of New Zealand and of course the locals. It is also good being part of a team of other creative people. My works can be viewed at the gallery or are available to view and/or purchase on the gallery website.