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Jul 282016

Wednesday 27th July 2016

After dismantling of the “Port Adelaide and Its People” exhibition everything got ready for day one of the installation of the SALA 2016 Exhibition by Dianne Vanstone.

After days of chaos at the gallery since end of the Port exhibition my artist and I are looking forward to the end of day two of the installation. Our apologies to everyone who had the bravery to visit us over the last couple of days.


Thursday, 28th July 2016

The day arrived where I got all of Di’s artworks and the Children’s Books to see. amazing works !!!

Straight after arrival of Di and her husband Terry the day got past with hanging and rearranging the works.

Despite utter chaos in the gallery customers found their way in and enjoyed a chat with the artist.

I’ll be back tomorrow night to tell you about chaos day two and I may find a minute or two to show you some photos.


Friday 29th July 2016

No time for chaos photos…

Last adjustments, some rearranging works again by Dianne and me. Luckily Terry gave us a hand in adjusting the gallery lights before his off for some hours going for fishing – he came back without a catch….

Still utter chaos in the gallery – still customers coming in and enjoying the chat with Di.

We had a short break where I did a (really) short tour through my historic neighbourhood and shared some of the old stories with her.

Just as I showed Dianne in the VIC (Visitor Information Centre) where the cells had been and the prisoners did their daily exercise came Jane Marr from the Port Adelaide Enfield Council to distribute the catalogue of the  Port Adelaide SALA venues, first we did see on the rear cover: a print of Dianne’s painting of the world’s children series.

Very interesting newspaper articles I got today also from my artist, here they are:

SALA-2015-Artwork_DiVanstone-Portfolio_4 SALA-2015-Artwork_DiVanstone-Portfolio_3 SALA-2015-Artwork_DiVanstone-Portfolio_2

Back at the gallery it was nearly time to go for Di and me to get some other works done so I had to miss out on the launch by HON Susan Close MP of the Youth exhibition at the Community Arts Centre.


Saturday, 30th July 2016

Again no time for chaos photos…

Back at the gallery again for doing cleaning works and getting rid of chaos and rubbish a very prominent visitor came: our Jay Weatherill Premier of South Australia http://www.premier.sa.gov.au/ministers/premier-jay-weatherill  to see the exhibition, gosh… I felt so ashamed as I was sweaty, smelled like a skunk and my hair was a mess.

I got the glass of the display cabinets -hopefully- spotless even if I needed to do a sos call to my tour guide Tania as didn’t get about my disability the glass doors back in place, my thanks to Tania & Jordan for the speedy help!

Tomorrow is still a bit work to do but most in the storage area, on the floor has the spots from ladder, moved tables and shelves be removed before a good clean.

As I have some more administrative works for the exhibition to do I say bye for now and be back -with luck- some time during the SALA exhibition by Dianne Vanstone.


Wednesday 17th August

In the meantime we had a successful SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival Exhibition Launch with 89 visitors as you may have seen on the updates to our artist Dianne Vanstone.

I’m still working on the paperwork at night as with 30-40 visitors per day is not much time to do the work at the gallery, beside that I have a heap of meetings, networking events, and with luck from next week on a volunteer for two hours on Tuesdays which gives me space for the preparation of the next exhibitions.

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Bye for now, Sue













Seeya later folks xxx