Farsley Festival, Gallery Pop Up shop / cafe launch and then peace atlast!

June 3rd, 2013

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After a manic week at the Gallery which went something like this Monday – the Gallery shop and cafe “popped up” as did Farsley Festival – 8 cakes, nearly 200 cups of tea and coffee (the ones we counted), lots of lovely people and Shelia the sheep – what an amazing day. Tuesday – up at 6am to make cake ( it wasn’t supposed to all go on Monday), in the supermarket at 7am for more ingredients, home to bake for 8.30am and in the Gallery for 9.30am with warm cake and a slight feeling of otherworldliness. Spent the next two days helping take down the Jacksons Yard exhibition, moving boards about and making lists. Thursday – Jane Foale and Clare Lane arrive – with car loads of brown paper and bubble-wrapped parcels tied up with string – work for the new “ Empty Spaces “ exhibition. A few hours and a game of musical pictures / head scratching later and they are ready to hang –it takes a while as we all get distracted by the stories behind the work. I am also distracted by the frustrations of excel spreadsheets (mailing list) and the continued lack of a card reader to replace the one accidentally given a bath on Sunday. Friday – we are labeling – the space looks fantastic as does Jane and Clare’s work. Peace descends – until we decide to re-organise the gallery cafe and shop space- this takes the rest of the afternoon – and we end on a high note – a visit from the painter Jack Rigg who started work in the mill when he was 14. But that’s another story. Jane Kay – Gallery Manager For more information on the Gallery and the Pop Up shop and cafe please call on 07958 350375

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