It Was Fabulous!

If you made it along to the 30x30x30 Art Extravaganza over the weekend, I’m sure you will agree with me that the event was spectacular.

I arrived at 5pm with kids and husband in tow. We were immediately staggered at the number of people flocked around the Darlington Hall. The colourful flags and bunting gave such a delightful festive ambiance. There was already a line well established to purchase the art. It struck me that I had better get in to see the exhibition at its finest before it was too late.

As I walked in the door of the Hall I was overcome with pride in the parents from Treetops Montessori School that made this all happen. The works of art displayed were incredible. I was speechless as I milled around from one display of 30 works to the next. Each one captivating me, some speaking deeper to my soul than others.

I was delighted to meet some of the artists who came along to the event. A display such as this almost strips you bare as an artist – 30 days can have a lot of warts. Some days better than others. The challenge of producing a piece a day over a 30 day period is quite something, and each person that contributed ought to be very proud of their achievement.

In particular I was delighted with the artwork put together by the Treetops Artists. Few of us have been formally trained in art, and I think we did pretty well! It was a very humbling experience being a part of something such as this, and having my work displayed amongst very accomplished artists.

As the clock ticked on there were speeches and thanks. The excitement in the air was tangible as the opening of the sale was getting closer.

Then the bell rang…

I was located on the checkout, so only saw the final result of the process. Every person I spoke to was absolutely delighted with their pieces. A highlight for me was meeting the person who bought both of my pieces. I’m not sure who was more excited… her or me!

The community came together from far and wide. There were children, grandparents, parents, brothers and sisters, all a part of the event. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our School.

Well Done Treetops!

PS – I can’t wait to see some pictures!

 

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1: Countdown

the backward counting in fixed time units from the initiation of a project, as a rocket launching, with the moment of firing designated as zero.

thanks for the pic: http://www.last.fm/music/

Well here we are on the final stretch before the big exhibition this Saturday. The point where all the hard work of the artists and volunteers comes to fruition.

The 30x30x30 Art Challenge is nearly here!

There is a sizzle of excitement around with the organizers buzzing around with last minute lists.The band is organized, the food is planned, the alcohol licenses sorted, t shirts printed, the list goes on and on and on.

Of course their poor brains are doubting with horrible thoughts…”have I ordered enough?” or “are they going to come?” never far from their minds. This of course is silliness…. Of course they are going to come! Who in their right mind would miss out on this incredible show?

The troop of helpers in the wings has grown in the last week, with husbands and friends coming to the rescue for last minute items.

The people who have organised this event are second to none. They have spent hours upon hours of their time bringing this fabulous event together.

I take my hat off to all of you that have participated in bringing this event to life…  you all inspire me.

Don’t forget that the viewing of the entire exhibition opens 5pm there will be people coming from far and wide. To get the full effect of the enormity of this exhibition, make sure to get there on time – the sale starts at 7pm (start lining at 6:45pm) this Saturday the 15th September at the Darlington Hall, Owen Rd, Darlington WA.

There are also the most fabulous booklets for the event with pictures of each piece of art and info on the artists. I will certainly be buying one of these as a reminder of this awesome event.

I am really quite excited about it – can you tell?

4: Construction

something that is constructed, a structure

So can you imagine 900 works of art? Yes you read that right… 900 works of art in one exhibition. This is what we are going to have the pleasure of seeing at the inaugural exhibition for the 30x30x30 Art Challenge. This is not only an amazing feat of creativity by our participating artists, but is also an incredible logistical problem for the organisers.

How do you display 900 pieces of art? How do you manage to get the crowds past all 900 works in a timely manner, allowing each person the freedom to look at each work that grabs their eye?

This is where it all begins…

Blocks plus boards…

Coming together...

The construction process in full swing

A sneak peek at the final construction product

To see the final product of this feat of construction, I urge you all to come along to the Exhibition of the 30x30x30 Art Challenge on the 15th September 2012 at the Darlington Hall, at 5pm. This will be your opportunity to view and purchase art for only $50 per canvas. More information will come soon so stay tuned.

It is going to be spectacular.

Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column, or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction of something much bigger than ourselves.
Adrienne Clarkson