11 artists, over 300 visitors, and sales of 78 baskets - everyone had a fantastic time over the 4 days of the exhibition.
The exhibition space at the Richard Randall Art Studio at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens was the perfect venue for our woven works - the exhibition featured works using plant fibre, wire, vintage kimonos, rope, paper patterns, ceramics and wool.
Our collaborative project 'VINE' along the main wall of the gallery was a eye-catching imaginative feature work, thanks to Christine and Natalie who constructed the installation using vine and artworks by all of the artists. The visitors to the gallery were drawn to it, loving the attention to detail and the works that moved with the breeze.
The sales table was also a drawcard, and many visitors were able to take home a small basket at a very reasonable price. Its a pleasure to be able to share our work with people who wouldn't normally visit a gallery, as the gardens has lots of tourists and families enjoying the facilities.
Congratulations to all who participated, I must say that it was one of the easiest exhibitions I've ever had to curate. Special mention goes to Floss who worked tirelessly and energetically on her task of 'display co-ordinator' arranging plinths and covering boxes. Also many thanks to Jill, Natalie, Christine, Robyn and Jan for their valuable help during the exhibition as well.
It was agreed by all that the Basketcases should hold another exhibition in 2014, hopefully at the same location. Stay tuned!
|The artists (Robyn was absent due to illness)|
|'Tea for Two' by Jan Pearce|
|'Torus' by Floss Wainwright|
|'Cyclone Basket' by Natalie Billing|
|'Guardian of the Space' by Jill Brose|
|'Cascade' by Sandra Pearce|