I'm am thrilled to say that Aratoi will be show-casing a selection of Agnes Coy hand mades.
It's an amazing feeling when somewhere you REALLY rate expresses an interest in your work. Aratoi is an art gallery that I've visited so many times over the past year. Their approach to art and their loyalty to local artists is very impressive. If you're ever in Wairarapa, visit it. This is farming country and to have a place just up the road where I can go and soak up beautiful work by other artists has, in many ways, kept me sane. They have the coolest coffee shop attached to it and the BEST flat whites! Can you tell that I'm pleased? I sit in my studio in my little wooden cottage beavering away whilst listen to BBC Radio 4 on the internet, loving every minute and knowing that out there people are actually considering buying my 'stuff' that I would, quite happily, produce for nothing! Quiet incredible!
...and and AND, they refered to me as a textile artist! Ha ha, a TEXTILE artist, who'd have believed it?! Hmmm, t.e.x.t.i.l.e. a.r.t.i.s.t. - I quite like that hat - let's try it on - oo er, it might even fit!
Until next time...