The six artist involved in the Latest Editions project and the lovely ladies from Navigator North met this morning for an early start, collecting all the work in preparation for the first of three exhibitions following on from the success of the Pavilion exhibition at the Festival of Thrift back in September 2017.
Once the van was packed with all the work it was a quick trip over to Palace Arts in Redcar to set up the show. It’s was a typical grey overcast January day but the fresh beach air and a quick cup of coffee provided by the lovely Gallery owner Mark Hickson set us all up for a day of decision making and show preparation.
The bright and spacious Gallery is situated on Redcar seafront and has a wonderful view over the sea, and despite the cloudy start we did spot one brave surfer!
After the quick coffee and new year catch up the artists soon set to work allocating spaces and organising work that needed to be done to get this first exhibition ready for Saturdays opening and preview. Mark Hickson was a great help providing assistance and special screws!
Palace Arts has given all the artists different challenges, as it’s a very different gallery to that of the pavilion at Kirkleatham Hall, and much less blue! It’s a smaller space so everyone has adapted their work to fit, but the team worked well together offering assistance and advice on what looked good, passing spirit levels and holding ladders.
We worked away all day and only had a quick break for some lunch, being so close to the sea Becki and I couldn’t resist a trip to the local Seaside chippie for some top quality chips! Then back to work.
By 4 o’clock things were starting to take shape, signage was going up and the sand was getting swept away. The exhibition opens on Saturday the 13th with a preview 2-4pm. The exhibition moves on to The Whitlam at Barnard Castle next....