This morning, moments before Pauline Bellamy arrived to help me transport the artwork down to Macandrew Bay, South City Print rang to say the exhibition books were ready. I dashed down to Fox Street and collected the art of poetry, a limited edition print of 150 exhibition books.
Once I got home, Barry, Pauline and I took a five-minute break to admire the book, the poems and accompanying artwork. Once the exhibition is underway I’ll take some photos from the book to give you a taste and tempt you to buy a copy!
Then three cars full of artworks headed down the Bay. Barry came back home while I spent the afternoon with John and Pauline. John was framing while Pauline and I worked out where we wanted each work to be placed – that took some time! Then Pauline made a sketch of our placements and we bundled the works up again as we don’t want to spoil the opening by having them on show too soon!
While I was there people were popping in and out of the Gallery. On being introduced to me one lady said, Oh I always go to my physio appointment 10 minutes early so I can read your poetry cards. I was so so delighted to hear that as I very rarely get to meet our readers.
And no this isn’t an exhibition artwork – I’ve decided to keep them blog free, until after the opening. I spied this while we were out walking in the weekend. There’s an amazing amount of great street art around Dunedin when you start looking for it.