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The Travellers .... Dorothy Andrews, Jenny Bielawski, a^b (Abby Burgess), Dale Copeland,
In November 2014 12 Taranaki artists travelled to Paris, carrying 250 artworks as their luggage!
The work of Taranaki artists, showing in Gallery 59 Rivoli. A terrific experience.
The French liked our exhibition and have asked us back.
We're excited of course, and have done the heaps of planning.
Art Taranaki - de retour ŕ Paris
Artistes de Nouvelle-Zélande au 59 Rivoli
Darren Mackey, Linda McFetridge, Tanya Mercer, Steve Molloy, Mili Purpil, Katie Smith, Nora West.
Two of the artists are posting the continuing story on Facebook .... look for Travelling TArts.
or just click here.
NOTE: We had a campaign on boosted.org.nz, asking for help for our travelling group, and it worked really well, raising more than the $4000 we were hoping for.
We're extremely grateful to all those who were able to help. There's a lot of kindness in the world.
('Boosted' is a great place for New Zealand artists to seek support for their ventures.)
This time we're forced to travel lighter: In 2014 the artworks used ALL our luggage allowance of 30kg each.
And this year we're restricted to one bag each, and only 23kg.
So we're being inventive: I'll post solutions here, and progress reports.
This is our donations box. Her banner says "Perhaps a small coin for the poor artists?"
Perhaps we might collect enough to take us out for a meal.
Graham's paintings are usually large and on heavy board.
He has made prints, good inks on etching paper. A2 size.
Roger is sending 76 small monoprints. The TV NEWS series.
Hung in clusters they have quite a presence.
Jan's solution ... paintings on unstretched canvas which will be rolled into a tube.
And Dale has made a waterproof carrying bag for the tube, with room for the catalogues around the edges.
The permitted size for carry-on luggage. (And beautifully modelled by Paul!)
print by Steven.
Doesn't need to be framed and behind glass to look stunning.
painting by Tanya.
At just 23 cm square it can easily fit in luggage.
Works on paper.
Unmounted, unmatted, easy to transport.
They can be hung with black (or gold) bulldog clips,
or using those clear plastic hangers.
Or an edition of prints all hung from one cord or tape, like these cards by Karen,
and removed if sold instead of having prints in a table folder or in a rack.
(We can't rely on there being racks, plinths or tables available.)
The ultimate in lightweight works
Jenny has made some more of her hanky creations:
skulls and butterflies, each shaped from an old handkerchief.
Dorothy's plan: A fold-up artwork. Nine small paintings, which can hang as one, be separated for travel,
and be sold separately or together.
background colour and white resist for her detailed drawings. Paintings in progress
First good idea:
Linda took two HUGE beautiful paintings of pohutakawa leaves on unstretched canvas, rolled in a carpet tube.
Last time . . . . . This time . . . . .Now she's carving and handpainting small wooden leaves. A whole wall-full can fit in her handbag. Brilliant.
Instead of making assemblages in heavy wooden boxes she's using triangular game boards.
They'll all pack together well in the luggage, and each one weighs only about 250grams.
Our all-purpose sticker for 2014.
Any questions? email Dale at dale @ tart.co.nz (remove spaces)