Tuesday, 17 July 2007


Any excuse for a party I suppose so we invited some of our supporters and our artists down to the gallery at Castor and Pollux on Brighton seafront for a glass of wine or two . I had written a speech and everything but luckily spoke personally to everyone and so didn't have to, despite (or because of this) it was a nice evening and the sun stayed out for us.

The idea was to launch the website and announce what a wonderful selection of artists and makers we're exhibiting this year and to announce a few innovations we've got planned for the Art Fair this year,
  • Steamroller printing - TNLawrence has kindly given us a very good rate on Large sheets of Lino which we are giving to 7 of our best printmakers including Sarah. They will produce a 3ftx3ft or larger relief print which we will print up at the fair - or rather in the street outside the fair courtesy of a large and probably vintage steam-roller. We will then display the results on Bulldog clips in the Art Fair entrance
  • Hove Civic Society are sponsoring a competition for the best piece of work featuring the built environment. This prize will be open to anyone selected for the Art Fair and will be shown on a special section of our website before the event.
  • We are looking at ways of making the Private View a little more of a party as well as a buying, opportunity. So we are looking at attracting a drinks sponsor and providing a live band.
We are supporting a major new city-wide art competition for schools, which will be launched at our Private View.

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