Kent, for whatever reason, has a dearth of galleries exhibiting and selling photography, but quite near to where I live, in Sittingbourne, Kent, lies a very nice craft centre set in the countryside called Oad Street Food and Crafts.
It’s been around for quite some time and a few years back I contacted them to see if they’d be interested in displaying/selling my work? I met with the manager of the craft department and they agreed. Upon reflection, and once I’d had time to digest the space, I declined. It was too muddled, too many items on show. Mine would be lost against the, ahem, clutter. But then I heard there was a change of ownership. The rather ‘twee’ tearoom had changed to a modern-looking restaurant, and the craft space was now occupied by just a small selection of local artists. I approached the owners, we had a meeting, and they agreed to display my work.
This was a couple of months ago and ideally, there would be prints already hanging but due to my sheer workload of overseas tour commitments, it just wasn’t going to happen! We set a date (well, approximate), being the end of August. Images (both open and limited edition) have been selected and paper types and surfaces have been tested. So, I guess I know what I’ll be doing over the coming weeks!
Prints will not be on display until the end of September
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