I’m a little lost. I’m not sure what to do. I’m 6 days away from the Jona Exhibition and all that needs to be done has been done. Yes there will be more to do in a few days and especially on the actual day but for now there is a stillness. And I’m not that good with stillness.
So what to expect in 6 days?
A gallery full of my prints. A combination of landscape and animal prints. The landscape covers the dusty rural roads of Victoria, to spectacular cloud formations in Western Australia to the famous beaches of the Gold Coast. The animals are mainly Australian native wildlife however growing up in a farming community I see these farm animals also representing Australian life. There’s canvas prints, aluminium prints and photo prints ranging from $27 to $599. There will also be keyrings and books that I’ve made. Each photo has a story and as you walk around the gallery you’ll get to read and experience those stories.
None with creating and organising an exhibition. That’s good and bad. The good is that I’m not basing it on what others have done but purely what I think is a good idea. The bad is I’d like to have more experience doing this.
Monday 6th February 6:30-9:30pm is the launch. It’s at Kirra Hill Community Centre, 1 Garrick St, Coolangatta. For those that can’t make the night the gallery is open to the public for the next two weeks Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm. I really feel like a used car salesman, every time I see someone I whip out my card, recite the details and hope that another person gets to see my work.
I want people to see my work. I want to celebrate the beauty of Australia. I have such a passion and desire to capture beauty but what’s the point if no-one gets to see it? Presenting it on facebook is nothing compared to presenting it large scale.
There’s two avenues of getting the prints that you’ll see on the night.
The first is buying off the wall. Because I don’t want others coming to the gallery to miss out on seeing all the prints they will be displayed until the 20th February. After that the ones sold will be available for pickup from Divine Dance Tweed in Tweed Heads (5kms from the gallery). Those prints will be discounted 10%.
The 2nd is choosing your own size and print from the wall. Obviously I can’t sell the same print twice so if someone else has already bought the print you want off the wall you miss out on the 10%. However you will receive your product, delivered to your house, within 7 business days.
Finally I want to bless others with my work. I want to bless those who come along and get to see my work and bless those that purchase my work. I also have the opportunity to bless Destiny Rescue, a not for profit organisation dedicated to rescuing children from human trafficking & sexual exploitation, with 10% of all sales from the night.