This has never, ever been in my plans, but it is now, and I'm super excited and really working hard to make it work.
Here's a little background: My husband and I have been casually looking for a studio space 'off-boat' for me. I say casually, because this year was meant to be all about consolidation. We didn't want to spend any money and I was pretty happy making do with a corner of the saloon.
But I take up a fair amount of room, so we have had our eye on a beautiful office just across from us on the Opua Wharf. Problem is, it is a commercial space and the rent would be well unaffordable just for a studio.
|The fence in front of the building surrounds a hole in the wharf looking straight down to the water.|
My proposal to the landlord (a council owned company heavily invested in the community) was accepted. Just like that I have the keys and I'm planning an opening night in two weeks.
So I'm excited, yes, but I'm also just a
So 'scuse me if you don't see too much of me in the next couple of weeks. I'm busy learning how to run an art gallery.
PS - If you are a Northland based artist reading this, please email me (you'll find my email address under my profile) with your portfolio and we can talk!