Purbeck Art Weeks and a few changes
Right now we are in the throes of Purbeck art weeks at the gallery. The first week brought in around 1000 visitors, putting the gallery firmly on the map. Many asked if we are here permanently (yes!) and had noticed that Gina has moved from Sansom gallery/framers to Purbeck New Wave Gallery.
Week two has brought less visitors but better sales so far. We think that visitors have had time to make their minds up and have returned to us!
The upstairs workshop space was decorated and brought sharply into shape in order to expand gallery space for Purbeck Art Weeks. Some members of the Isle of Purbeck Arts Club were then able to exhibit as well as extending both Gina's and Helene's ranges of art and ceramics. Gina likes the new space so much that she has decided to keep it! Guest artists will be invited to exhibit for 4 - 6 weeks at a time, adding variety and freshness to the gallery plus causes for a few drinks and nibbles by way of the private views!
Our first guest is Margaret Hasted from Wimborne. Margaret is inspired by the Dorset landscape and flowers. She uses acrylic with relief transparent paint and collage. Gina spotted her work at the Blandford Open and Upton Open art exhibitions and bought one of her beautiful paintings. Margaret also works hard raising money for a leukaemia charity, often using exhibitions to generate this. Her work is very popular and we are extremely delighted that she is bringing some of her pieces down to Purbeck. The image below is "Poppies and Cornflowers" by Margaret.