We went along to the gala night at the Affordable Art Show in Wellington last night.
This is the second year I’ve been, and I think it’s a cool concept: it costs $10 to get in, and all of the art displayed is for sale at prices between $50 and $5000. As one piece is sold it is immediately replaced on the wall by another, so the selection is constantly changing (I’d love to know how many times they turnover the entire wall space over the course of the weekend – I’m guessing it’s a lot!)
I expect most people who go along find something that grabs their interest if not their wallet. We left our bank manager trying to decide if this is the right piece for his (as yet unborn) child’s bedroom wall.
I hope he went for it!
(I don’t remember the name of the artist, and I hope he/she doesn’t mind me posting this photo – if you recognise it please let me know and I’ll update this post)
If you’re looking for something to do on a wet weekend, I recommend it.