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Island Bay exhibition makes Christmas art affordable for all

Dec 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

AN ISLAND BAY artist has set up an exhibition to make art accessible to all.

Megan Ransom’s exhibition, It’s Art for Christ’s Sake, is a collaboration between her and 10 other artists, who are all friends of hers.

The exhibition is taking place at Boheme Gallery on the Parade, which used to be the Island Bay post office, and which now also doubles as Ms Ransom’s home.

The artworks consist of many different mediums, and are all for sale.

None cost more than $500, which Ms Ransom (right) says comes from a desire to make art accessible and affordable to everyone.

“It’s all about making art accessible and affordable for people for Christmas, and also helping the artists out as well.

“A lot of people find that it’s unobtainable because of the price. I’ve got artists here that command tens of thousands of dollars for pieces, and they’ve gladly contributed small works that are going to fit in the price range.

“It truly is a gift. It’s really a gift from the artists to the people.”

The response so far has been positive.

“They’re [the public] delighted that they can get something which is going to be original, by well known artists, at a really good price.

“They’re quite excited about it. I like that – I like it when people are excited about art.”

Once the exhibition is over, Ms Ransom will take a week’s break, and will then start teaching at the sculpting school she runs at Boheme.

It’s Art for Christ’s Sake runs at Boheme Gallery in Island Bay until Christmas Eve. Ms Ransom also has another exhibition at Boheme, The Wave, which runs until late December.

 

 

 

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