Friday, September 30, 2011

Finding a new home on Friday

The title is not about Fiona or myself but rather some of my larger sculptural pieces. As part of the Open Studios event in August 6 of my outdoor pieces were on display at Clovelly Estate as a bit of promotion for the OS and bit of profile for me. Kim and I organised a swap of one each of our pieces (plus other bits and pieces thrown into the negotiations - horse trading). I was invited to show the other 5 at a local gallery when I moved them from Clovelly - including the leaf below.

Barry Smith © Leaf - detail
Well today they were moved to their new home at Maleny Arts Retreat gallery.



I was really pleased Gary Myers was interested in showing my outdoor sculptures as the entrance into the gallery is a great garden setting for the pieces as you can see from the following photos.

Barry Smith © Slice of the landscape
Barry Smith © Leaf - rusted wire and metal plate
Barry Smith © Flow - sentinel at the entrance to the gallery
It is great to have these pieces of my work in a place that has a great reputation as an art centre; where they will be seen; and people know they are for sale. Photos are courtesy of Fiona and her trusty iPhone.

13 comments:

  1. Truly deserved Barry! I had not seen these pieces before and they are a treat to see in such a beautiful location and great photos by Fiona as well!

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  2. i love outdoor art and yours is wonderful. what a nice invitation - your art greeting people.

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  3. Perfect location.. well done Barry.

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  4. they are so right in the sunlight

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  5. Wonderful work, amazing sculptures at a beautiful setting; I wish I could see them from close by, walk around them, touch them...
    All the best!

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  6. how fantastic.. and such perfect settings..I'm sure they will be snatched up quickly!

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  7. A wonderful location and a great opportunity to show your art! Congratulations!

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  8. TL, JM, V, AM, L & R - I have to agree I am lucky to have a person who is generous enough to accept and show my stuff. V - the dappled light helps the pieces blend with the garden. AM - good if you could visit us sometime. L & R - settings can add so much to the works themselves. Thanks. Go well. B

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  9. What a wonderful place to exhibit your sculptures! They really interact with their environment.

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  10. Your sculptures look so at home in the garden and I love the rusty leaf amongst the ferns.

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  11. The rusted leaf against the green of the ferns and grass is wonderful. Congratulations on having such a great setting for your sculptures.

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  12. ... and they look great in their new homes - they look like they were custom made for nestling into the luscious landscape at MAR xoxoxo

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  13. S, R J & N - thanks for comments folk. Good to get a lucky break now and then - the pieces are really made for exhibiting in a gallery garden. And the leaf does look good in the ferns and dappled light - will keep you posted if any sell. B

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Comments are welcomed - it is good to connect with fellow travellers.