ART FOR NOTHING - Thursday 2nd July 2009
Does this happen In this day and age something that is given freely without a monetary exchange, what was going on?
Something different did happened in Wivenhoe last night, artists were giving away their art FREE at The Falcon Wall, Wivenhoe High Street.
A few artists gave away some of their art work completely free, and what an experience it was, the artists approaching the public as they were walking down to the waterfront asking them if they liked art, and whether they would like a piece of art for free, most people were quite surprised and thought there was a catch, no catch, the only request was to pose for a photograph to create a record of the event.
The artists qave away their art to stimulate peoples interest and to cause an interaction between artists and the public, it turned out to be quite a party with all ages completely surprised and stimulated by the event, all sorts of questions were asked, who was the artist? how was this piece created? which way up does this go?
The outcome to this event many happy people walking around Wivenhoe with pieces of original art, not mass produced 'stuff' but original works by artists that they had met that evening, a good experience for artists and 'customers' alike.
If you want to see photos of this strange and astonishing event which we all enjoyed have a look at http://hoxtonsquaregallery.co.uk then go to 'Is and Next' its easy to follow the links to 'Wivenhoe'.
I now have the privilage of owning a piece by the late Alan Smith, a pencil drawing of a nude, which I love.....