After the disappointment of not being able to exhibit in March 2020 due to Covid-19, I was honoured to be able to hold my solo maiden exhibition at the Hayloft Gallery from 7th August – 20th August 2020.
The gallery is such a lovely intimate space and perfect for showcasing my fine art photography.
Covid 19 of course hampered the amount of visitors at one time but with sanitisers, a screen in front of the desk and space upstairs and down I managed to rotate visitors well. The weather restricted the amount of visitors who passed by on some days but generally it was fairly steady. It was harder to display leaflets as the Community and Tourist Information Centers were closed and other shops were reluctant to take posters . However most people were just passing by.
I’m blessed to have had so much support from CAD ARTS Members, Boscombe Camera Club, Bournemouth U3A Photography Group, Landscape Collective, friends, family and Charlie Waite, one of the world’s leading landscape photographers that it really made my exhibition a wonderful memory and one which I will always cherish.
He said”I was highly impressed by all the work you’ve put into it and indeed the quality which was very very high indeed! Every single element of your exhibition, you clearly attended to with great care and love!”
I am also honoured to be supporting the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation who will be receiving a contribution from my sales to help all young people achieve their ambitions and dreams as I have achieved mine.
I feel that I have fulfilled my goal which was to show people the quality of my work and the different mediums that I print on and in so doing, inspired them to Bring Their Walls To Life.
I am looking forward to exhibiting next year!
Check out the video for an insight into my exhibition. You can also read a 14 day diary of curating my exhibition on my lorrainefinneyphotography Facebook page or instagram using the same name.