Red Cloud`s opening night last month in Yallingup, Western Australia. Featuring several artists from NZ, Australia, France and the US. Plus a good selection of Chan Andreassend objects including tool sculptures, ceramic lights, resin wall hearts and the landscape discs. https://www.facebook.com/redcloudartspace
As promised Engelbert Humperdinck`s survival strategies for the Entrepreneur.
A series of ideas, tactics, hope and song
No need for consultants offering the 21st Century version of the Snake Oil miracle remedy
What you seek is already within (old proverb)
First learn a quick two step before the business even gets going
Step one Release Me
I`m far from being a market analyst, but Art shows and high ticket items are still holding there own with the last two art shows reaching record sales. Reflecting the idea that Baby Boomers still have cash, are nesting rather than buying larger properties and will opt for spending more on less items, contrary to the ever dwindling Trinket Trade.
As the recession continues there seem to be more consultants than ever, all offering 21st Century versions of the Snake Oil miracle remedy. All you seem to need is a polyester suit, some generic statements, `unbiased` references, then its ready to go.
Not to be out done, next week I`ll be starting a new series of hope, ideas, tactics and song.
Engelbert Humperdinck`s survival strategies for the Entrepreneur
starting with the classic, Release Me- contracts,leases, flexibilty and opt out clauses
Myths seem to abound when it comes to selling Art to China especially ceramics. At the risk of appearing to blow my own trumpet, gotta put another tick on the list.
The Ceramic Dome Jars have been used in a couple Chinese projects, some of which went to the Ritz Carlton in Shanghai for the Presidential Suite. Not that I`ll be staying there any time soon, last I heard it was HK$100,000 per night.
Hand pierced ceramic, customised patterns with highly detailed resin components approx 700mm h.
Another classic Chan Andreassend design still going strong after 7 years. Developed from the inside of the ceramic tapa canoe. Recently used in a Samoan Resort, last year the Queenstown Hilton Spa, as well as numerous other projects including courtyards and homes. The most popular colours are white and bone crackle glazes with the red and lime equally stunning.
Some preview photos of tonights Gala Opening of the Baradene Art show. Got invited to exhibit more ceramic lights a few hours before the opening -33works in total. Its good for business and doesn`t hurt the profile either
The Original Art Sale is also on this weekend. Over 400 artists are on show, its an easy way to see a wide range of work and prices of both established and emerging artists.
Its been a busy few weeks getting 30 pieces ready for two shows. This one includes the resin Icon Wall art, 600 to 900mm. Selling between $400 and $1100
The next stage in the Waltz series, doubling in size to 700mm. Its a good size to have fun with detailing and ideas.
Still finishing 3 ceramic lights but 22 resin sculptures, paintings and lights are ready to go! All for the Baradene Art Show . Now in its 23rd year, this event showcases over 600 pieces of work from over 100 contemporary NZ artists including emerging and established artists. Gala opening 18 May in Remuera, Auckland 6.30-9pm. tickets online.
This is where Art means Business.
Of course a finale is never enough with just wishful thinking.
Finally every passion, insecurity, idea, hope, aspiration, thought, angst and energy comes together in something that is bigger than the sum of the parts.
Art as a metaphor for life, sports, politics, business and society. Maybe
Not for me
The never quite made it consultants with glossed over credentials .
Yet another Guru flaunting yet another secrets to success seminar.
Intellectualised prattle of Art Critics basking in the glow of their lofty review.
Tall Poppy Syndrome validating Greed is Good or outright theft.
Public Servants Entitlements forgetting where the money came from.
Councils with political agendas over-riding common sense.
Red Tape strangulating entrepreneurs & productivity
Loopholes that allowed the Leaky Home & Finance Industry fiasco.
A society which ignores the vulnerable, the whistle blowers,
and national pride based on the sporting field.
What other profession can ever weave a story with the dexterity of a back peddling politician?
With no idea who is watching, going who knows where
Crafting , reshaping thoughts and somehow ending up with more than the sum of the parts.
Like a 6 string mass pipe band played with surgical precision. (yes its real)
Inspiration, power and passion with a climatic finale
Soundtracks to mirror the creative process,
From the intensity, anguish and relief at finishing a collection after its due by date,
to the torment of viewers dissecting efforts like a day old sandwich.
Or even worse give it scarcely a glance.
The pain of rejection or the exquisite taste of success.
Its enough to send chills down your spine, make the feeble weep and the strong gasp in pain.