Inaugural Exhibition – dates for your diary… 22nd – 26th October 2019

“Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them.”

Annette Messager

The Basement @The Bunyan


The Basement @The Bunyan

Sometimes you have meetings that are OK and sometimes you have meetings that are much more than OK – they are exciting! We’ve just had one of those!

The big news is that we have secured an exhibition space at The Basement in the Bunyan, Bedford for October 22nd – 26th – please put the dates in your diary – the PV will be on Saturday 26th – details to come out nearer the time. The space is spot on for the Gallimaufry Collective with plenty of wall space and large floor space for installations.

Further to our previous blog we have agreed that our theme to work to will be ‘Journeys’ –the first airing of this work will be at the Bunyan exhibition above. We are all delighted with the focus that this gives us and are all looking forward to seeing the first pieces of work from one another.

We then got down to reviewing our social media presence – we are pleased with the changes made to the website by Jo – Twitter and Instagram have both had a few technical issues which Caroline & Mark are working to resolve.

Jo brought along her mock-up of our leaflet/business card which we all like and this is now going for draft printing for us to approve, before the full print run. We’re looking forward to being able to hand this out to galleries etc. 

At the time of our meeting at Mark’s studio at the Mill, he was completing a commission for an illuminated address on calfskin vellum to be presented to Jools Holland. In addition he’s just completed one half of his latest artwork ‘Reality’ which is now hanging in the Parndon Mill Gallery as part of their current exhibition ‘The Sense of Touch’.

Jo has been busy moving studios and is excited to settle and continue working and Janie reported that she has another commission.
Both Caroline & Janie showed work that was in progress for ‘Journeys’ – the support and crit from the group on developing work is invaluable.

We finished the meeting by popping into Parndon Mill’s gallery showing ‘A Sense of Touch’ which as well as Mark, both Jo and Caroline have work on show too.

This was a great meeting – we are all fired up – exciting times ahead.

Images taken from The Basement at The Bunyan’s latest exhibition by 3 talented artists: Mike Townesend, Jane Upstone and Sue Melville, all members of Eagle gallery, Bedford.

Written by

Caroline Lumb 



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