A few weeks ago, my mum pushed me towards a gallery hidden away in the shopping centre we were wandering around and said I should pop in and have a chat. (thanks mum!) Turns out that when you are a bit shy, a nudge in the right direction can work wonders :o)
The gallery is the Stephen Oliver gallery in the Orchards Shopping Centre in Dartford and is holding an exhibition to celebrate the 150th birthday of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass. I’m lucky enough to have an old and very battered copy that belonged to my grandmother and read it over and over as a child. The gallery is calling for all local artists/ sculptors/ photographers/ crafters etc. to contribute to the exhibition and also enjoy the chance to have their work displayed in a gallery.
What a great opportunity to get involved in a local project, support a local gallery and have your work seen by a wider audience. I’m in the process of creating a painting to submit and will write another blog post to show you the finished article when it is completed.
If you would like to get involved too, then check out www.stephen-oliver-art.co.uk I hope you are inspired to take part with me!