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I finally plucked up the courage and participated in my first exhibition!
Representing fine art photography I was part of a group of artists of varied disciplines brought together to launch a new gallery and arts venue, the Hive Artspace in Warminster, taking part in the Wylye Valley Art Trail 2017, a biennial event held in South and West Wiltshire. My brief, in order to sit comfortably with the other exhibits at the venue, was to select images that were local whilst reflecting the natural world – easy to say but fraught with difficulties! After much deliberation I made a selection based on a standard size and format, all mono, similarly toned and linked by the prevailing weather conditions at the time of their capture – i.e. fog!

Pictures in a gallery at the Hive Artspace, Warminster

The response from visitors to seeing well known places through my eyes was incredibly rewarding and came with the added bonus of sharing fond memories and stories of places that had touched their lives. The exhibition was more involved and more successful than ever crossed my mind and, so far, the run down seems to be as busy as the run up!

Other exhibitors were:
Cath Bloomfield – printmaker and mixed media
Freya Brammble-Carter – ceramist
Susan Burrows – textiles
Fiona Campbell – mixed media sculptor
Diana Charnley – painter and printmaker
Dilana Nikolova – illustrator and cartoonist
Anna Shuttlewood – muralist, painter and illustrator
…. and my thanks to them all and The Hive Artspace for a great experience at a well received exhibition!

(All images are copyright to Noeline Smith)