The ArtsBank was certainly taking shape with what looks to be the perfect venue for arts and culture within this beautiful, sleepy seaside town. Builders, artists, curators, (and just about anyone they could get their hands on!) were hard at work to meet the Easter deadline. Paintings going one way and sculptures going another, there seemed not a moment of peace for anyone working on the project. The day was certainly filled with the air of excitement and anticipation, with only a slight glimmer of the inevitable feeling of panic setting in!
The day went surprisingly well for us, which after first seeing the hustle and bustle within the centre, really wasn’t what we expected! After a tour of the building, I was given full reign of choosing where and how I was to display my work. And so to take full advantage of this a whole room became mine! It was the perfect size to display all the paintings I’d brought, with lots of natural light to accentuate the bright colours within them. Also to reveal and document the progress of the centre, filming, photo shoots and interviewing were taking place all day. A somewhat nerve racking experience being interviewed in front of the camera, but fun all the same! The films will be available to view once the ArtsBank get their website up and running. Everyone working there was really helpful with the set up which meant we were done and dusted within a few hours. Just in time for a pub lunch down by the sea!