I had a quick catch up with the venue of my first exhibition. I had asked if there was any possibility of the wall being painted white but this is a no go as they want to keep the rammed earth on show.
You can see the colour in the image below (Fig. 1).
When I booked the venue I knew that it has quite a bohemian feel rather than a gallery style so this is not an issue. The reason for wanting to show my work on the site is that it specialises in environmental work and sustainable living so there is the potential to attract an interested audience. I am also taking part in an art market and running a cyanotype workshop during the week my work is on show, which will enable me to showcase the work to a wider audience again.
I will be visiting the site on June 9 with my work to hopefully try out layouts in the room. This may depend on accessibility as they often hold weddings on Saturdays so I will need to play this by ear a little and keep in touch with them this coming week to confirm.
I have also now sent my marketing materials to the venue for the event and they will be adding to their website shortly to promote.
Along with this I have added them to my Facebook event as a co-host so that they can promote via their own social channels too.
I have now added the event to my Instagram and Twitter feeds (see Figs. 2 and 3).
I confirmed that I will book the space for two hours on the opening night. It will run from 6pm to 8pm. I will be covering the costs of refreshments for up to 30 people (although plan to have a small back-up of beverages that the venue is happy for me to take along).
As I am planning a larger show at the Fish Factory from July 26, I am deliberating whether or not to send personal invites for this show. The second exhibition will be much more detailed and larger in scale so I would like most people to attend that one. At the same time, this venue may attract people more interested in the environmental element of the work. I think a little more deliberation is needed and then I will make my choice.