She was right on time, and on this very hot day, we drove to Maryborough and straight to the Art Gallery, which is called Gatakers Artspace and is situated on Kent Street.
The Artist introduced me to all of the staff and then showed me around the floor space. We then made inquiries as to what props and other resources were available to us for the exhibition.
We discussed some ideas over coffee and scones in a little coffee house/book store.
The Artist took me to the art supplies store where I met an incredibly talented artist by the name of Bette Phillips. She creates the most amazing pastel paintings. The photos of her art on the website really do not do them justice.
In particular, I love her Wine and Music collection.
Then we drove around Maryborough looking at some Art Deco architecture and taking a few shots before heading to The Muddy Waters Cafe for lunch where we shared a smoked salmon pizza and wine and discussed some more ideas for the exhibition.
There were some fabulous photo opportunities on the old wharf there. After the floods in January, there is only a small section of the old wharf left, which is fenced off for safety reasons
|Part of the old wharf on the Mary River.|
|An old rusty mooring ballard.|
|Art Deco style home.|
All in all, I had a really good day. I met some lovely people. I saw some fabulous pieces of art. I learnt a lot about my friend, the Artist. I discovered some parts of Maryborough that I didn't know existed, including Baddow House, which I will talk more about in tomorrow's post.
It's just the start, of what I expect to be, a big year ahead. So much to do, so little time!
Thank you, Universe, for my arty farty friend.