Coincidently, (we knew nothing of it until now!) today see’s the launch of Sir Anthony Gormley’s Great British Art Exhibition – which he hopes will be the biggest art exhibition ever staged. The Angel of the North sculptor is asking people to make an artwork at home and put it in their window or garden. Whether you are a creative or not, now is the time to pick up the pens, pencils, brushes, threads, wool, fabrics, clay, or whatever you feel like, and know you are doing something that is good for you and will bring pleasure to others. Scroll on down for more info on this great project.
If you an art lover or you are at home staring at blank walls – now is the time for you to indulge too. That piece of cake will give you a boost for a while (until the guilt sets in and the sugar levels plummet!) but a beautiful piece of art is a long-term investment in yourself and your well-being. Even an hour spent looking at old photographs, or beautiful paintings in a book, can lift your mood.
For us, of course we miss the joy of being surrounded by the beautiful things in the gallery, but more than anything we miss what the gallery enables us to do – connect with people every day; our fantastic artists and designers, our fellow shop owners in Hill Road, the postman, the early morning coffee crowd at 67BarberBarista and of course our lovely customers – many of whom have become friends.
Until we see you again, here’s a few of our favourites to give you a little lift.