The Preview evening for our first Open Exhibition was simply amazing – a stream of visitors throughout the evening, including some well known artists, made it a bigger success than we had dared hope for. Without exception we received some very positive feedback – everyone said what a brilliant space it was and how great it looked . All of the artists seems pleased with how their work was being shown and the efforts of all our hard work seemed to have clearly paid off.
Everyone seemed relaxed and just enjoyed themselves and the company of everyone else present. We opened the loading bay doors to provide easy access and erected a gazebo outside to provide some shelter from the rain. We broke with tradition and served non-alcoholic drinks which seemed to go down well as most people had to drive. Although the event was on from 6-8pm we still had people sitting and chatting until nearly 9 oclock, so we must have done something right.
We had artists talking about ideas for future projects in the space, others asking about residency opportunities and an independent curator asking about future exhibition opportunities. We were also asked about facilities for workshops, meetings and all kinds of events – rest assured, there will be some exciting times ahead at Oxheys Mill Studios! If you are not already on the mailing list, now is a great time to join and keep informed of everything going on.