Thursday, 9 October 2014

The eagle has landed. In Parktown North.

A month ago I blogged about the Lyle & Scott '140 Series' collaborative creative campaign I had participated in. Well, here are my pics from tonight's gala event at Gallery MOMO. Slick organisation, stunning venue, and excellent catering made for an all-round fabulous evening.

My budding shutterbug

Above: My artwork (#137), right next to the winning artwork (#139), which got the highest online bid (R800), and therefore won the R5,000. [Many artworks were disqualified from winning any of the prize money for failing to follow the brief correctly.]

Below: My favourite three artworks in the series. [Although the first one (#96) didn't follow the brief correctly, I just find it incredibly beautiful. Truly outstanding work, Ryan Pye!!]

Above: As the auctioneer announced the beginning of the silent auction over his mic, Goran turned round and hissed: "Shhhhh, Mom, you must be silent."

Below: Applauding enthusiastically in all the right places

Even though I didn't win anything (except R280 from the online auction), this was a truly awesome experience. I got a lekker little rush from seeing my work in a real, live gallery space, and it was a lot of fun seeing Goran enjoying himself so much.

I'd love to do this again... perhaps have my own exhibition one day...

Mmmm, who knows... watch this space ;-)