Auction Preview Night

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So last night was our Preview Night in preparation of our Fine Art Auction next Tuesday. One week to go (drum roll please!) The team did a brilliant job of putting the work on display. Having been one of the people to run around collecting multiple artworks from all over the place I had kind of lost sight of them all as pieces themselves. Seeing them all arranged so beautifully brought back the ability to view them as artwork and not just number five on my list for collection! It’s strange how putting work in a certain setting can completely transform your view of things. I think that’s why taking your work out of your studio is such an important moment, you really get an idea of how it functi0ns without the safety net of a studio.

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I think what I’m most pleased about in terms of the work we had on display last night and in our Auction is the variety. It perfectly demonstrates the expressive abilities of art.

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I was really impressed with the arrangement of things, it was so well thought out. Items leaning against the wall creating interesting shadows, easels all lined up like soldiers, plinths in the centre of the room commanding the space, etc. Makes me feel like I really need to step up and start thinking more about the display and presentation of my work. Definitely not a strong point of mine…

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We have some really strong pieces as well. The above piece, ‘Andria’, is definitely one that’s going to cause some conflict on the night I reckon. This is just a work that says straight out “you need me in your life”. Yes I do you beauty! This is just one of many really strong works. With less than one week to go, feel free to view them at:

http://nuartauction.tumblr.com/

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Auction Piece

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‘Sail Away’

So that is my piece finally done for the auction. With all the other preparation I’ve put into this I hadn’t actually had much time to think about what I was going to submit. I always find whenever I try and make art for a purpose, it adds a different kind of pressure which more often then not makes me produce pieces that aren’t up to scratch. A highly irritating quality of mine. 

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So after three trial runs this is what I came up with. You just can’t go wrong with pen and paper. It allows me to be loose and fluid the way I am on canvas but on a far smaller scale. 

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So tonight we have our auction preview night, a week in advance of the actual auction. If you are in Newcastle today feel free to head down to the Gallery North Project Space at Northumbria University. Works will be on display from 6-8pm. We’ve got some great pieces and it’s all looking really exciting! Feel free to check out our auction website: http://nuartauction.tumblr.com/

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