Saturday, June 27, 2009

BSG Openning Night








Well....what can I say, but that it was absolute madness with the amount of people that were there last night...these pics were taken after the winners were announced (not me by the way) and half of the people were leaving for some air out side, and that gave me enough space to actually put my hand out and take the pics. I lost my two teenage kids within 5min. in the crowed, and waited 30min. before I could even enter the main gallery room.
ohhh...and a word of warning, when you hear that it is an open call and no pre-selection, the nude and pornographic art will be EVERYWHERE- my 16 year old son finally enjoyed a gallery show - he didn't once ask "when's this finish' - I actually had to call their mobile numbers to ask where the hell they were in the gallery and to get their asses outside and meet me as I was finally ready to leave, and already planning a bottle of red to hit at home and cleanse my self of all the energy of all those people off me. I don't dael well with crowded places, and being rubbed and touched by hundreds of people-ughhhh yuckeeeee!!!
One thing that I found very sad and disappointing is that out of 4 big rooms, crowded with over 2500 works, there was only 4 red dots that I noticed...I guess art is still a luxury people are not ready to spend on.
The bottom pic has a red square that shows two of my works on the wall, the third is covered by the head of that man in front. All in all, another art experience I will not forget any time soon :) Cheers !!!!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi - its great to see the photos from last night. I was involved as well but as I'm interstate, I couldnt make it - you wouldn't happen to remember who won, would you? Cheers, and thanks in advance, Alison

Vesna said...

Hi Alison...last night I did remember the names, this morning I don't-sorry, I'm sure that on Monday they will have it up on BSG website, male artists won 1st & 3rd prize, and a female artist won the 2nd prize with an abstract work, and they were all local really as they were there to give speechs as well, but there was about 8 commendation that were mentiond as well. Cheers !!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Vesna! WIsh I coulda been there to see all the goodies all over those walls!
Thanks again :)

Jac said...

Congratulations on the exhibition, sounds wonderful. I know what you mean about crowds too... yuk. :)

Vesna said...

Hi Jac...good to see you stop by my blog as I missed ya...and yeah, the crowed was totally overwhelming for me, as I'm a natural and placid hermit LOL !!!

Cesc Ginesta said...

Me alegro mucho por tanta gente que ha asistido. Lo de los cuatro puntos rojos creo que ahora mismo es en todo el mundo....lamentable, nos ha llevado a éllo la absurdidad de creer que el ARTE no se puede disfrutar sino como inversión. Y como ahora estamos en crisis mundial, noi hay "inversión" en ARTE....
2500 personas y 4 puntos rojos...
increíble hace tres años...

En cualquier caso, felicitaciones por el éxito de la convocatoria.

Cesc

Vesna said...

Hallo Cesc...Sí, es triste que la de 2500 obras de arte tan sólo 4 obras vendidas, pero hemos recibido noticias de esta mañana de que muchas más obras se vendieron en la noche, pero había demasiada gente para la galería de arte a la gente a poner los puntos sobre ... gracias por tu comentario, me appriciate que:)

vanina said...

Congratulations on the exhibition!
Good Work!

Vesna said...

Thank you Vanina-lovely to have you stop by :)

Sashindoubutsu said...

Congratulations! Your pieces really deserve a spot in the exhibit!

Vesna said...

Hi Sashi...thank you for following my blog, and I love your blog already, must admit, you have me intrigued with all the germ and insect data you have on it LOL - Hugs

perugina said...
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perugina said...

Hi Vesna!
A lot has happened while I’ve taken an extended break from painting and blogosphere – some of which was out of my control - namely my computer crashing! So i apologise if i haven't been around.

You have been working hard I see – fantastico!

Good to read you are entering your works into some of the shows about town – great exposure and experience albeit a little frightening for you.
Could not have been that bad surely?
Our annual society show is a little like this also, however only because the venue is not very big! Most are friendly even if they do accidentally ‘rub up against you’!
2500 works! That’s a lot of work – WOW!
Keep up the great work Vesna!
pg

Vesna said...

Hi PG - its good to see you back in the bloggersphere LOL- hope you are well rested and ready to attack you watercolours - look forwards to your new works :) - HUGS!!!