November 27, 2010

Notjustnat Exhibition: We Did it Again!

Busy, exhilarated and tiring day, but we did it again. The Notjustnat Exhibition opening was this afternoon. We have all had a busy day, but I can see on everyone's faces that they were excited and had a great day.

We have all pulled together very well. Everyone did their bit and the event went very smoothly. The weather held up long enough for us, but not long after that the sky opened up and it poured with rain. Thanks rain for holding off long enough for us to get indoors. 
A nice spread brought by members of the group. The center bouquet was a gift to us from Mr Notjustnat. The irises went perfectly with the theme, blue. Thank you Mr Notjustnat!
The hall where the exhibition is taking place. You couldn't have asked for a better venue. It was spacious, plenty of light and airy. Some blogger friends came to support us. There were Jacky, Dot and Lee. Thanks ladies, your support was greatly appreciated. 
Peter Mathews, one of our exhibitors and today an MC is saying a few words about the exhibition and introducing the speaker Tricia McGaughey, the President of Basket Makers of Victoria. 
Tricia McGaughey did the official opening for us. Her impression of the exhibition was that it represented the way that humans traditionally made objects to support life. For example,   felting was traditionally made for keeping warm, and books for keeping information. Traditionally, miniatures represented a scale people could work with easily. 
The visitors mingle some more after the official opening. I've noticed that they go back for a second or third view of the exhibits. 
The highlight of my day would have been the visit from my boss, Cathrine Harboe-Ree the University Librarian. She has been a supporter of mine ever since I started working there 6 years ago. She and her husband Brian are both interested in creative art and craft. They were both there today. I was thrilled to have their support. 
A collage of some of the works in the exhibition. Click on the photo to enlarge. 

Not easy to take good photograph of our exhibits due to the reflection of the glass cabinets.  

Now that the exhibition is well under way I can look forward and think of Christmas, phew! December is almost here. I hope everyone is looking forward to the festive season. Thanks for sharing my excitement to the end. Have a great weekend...!


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Congratulations Nat on what looks like a very successful exhibition!!! You Go Girl!!! Dzintra♥x

Lis said...

Congratulations Nat and co. It looks like a wonderfully eclectic exhibition yet with that uniting theme expressed by Tricia. The visitors look as if they're enjoying themselves. Very well done you all. Hugs, Lis xx

Anonymous said...

Nat, how wonderful for you all! So many great examples of many types of handwork. Things that were made to survive in the past, created for beauty today. Just Lovely! Great job.


ria vogelzang said...

Oh Nat, what a lovely pictures!! I whished I could have been there to give you all my support.
It sure looks great!!
I hope it will attract a lot of visitors the coming days!
Good luck to you all!!
Love and hugs, Ria.

Grand Purl Baa said...

Congratulations! well done you and all your friends. what a great thing to do. You should feel very proud.

deanna7trees said...

oh how i wish i could have attended. looks like lots of beautiful handiwork displayed. glad it went so well.

Nedra said...

What an accomplishment Nat! Congratulations!!
How I wish I lived closer so I could attend and see all your lovely work.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a happy and busy day. So much loveliness and so many people united!

Anonymous said...

Hi Natima,
This is a lovely post you put on your blog about our exhibition, I will link it to my friends that weren't able to come, it was such an exciting event and I am glad to be a part of it, thank you for inviting me to participate with such wonderful artists.
Love Lynda xxx

Micki said...

Congrats Nat! It indeed looked like a success, and you must have been so proud.

kaite said...

congratulations Nat, it all looks very impressive...k.

Willow said...

Congratulations on the Event. The pictures look wonderful and it looks like Everyone enjoyed themselves.


Jacky said...

Nat it was a wonderful day, even that rain couldnt dampen everyones enthusiasm!

Tricia's words wonderfully described all of the amazing handwork and the stories behind it all.

I enjoyed all of the handmade books, woven baskets, quilted pieces (especially the sashiko work), the knitted tea cosies and sooooo much more!

Looking forward to next year...

Huge congratulations!

Jacky xox

ParisMaddy said...

Brava, Natima, on another wonderful exhibition. It looks so wonderful and I enjoyed my visit with you.

Congratulations. Now on to the holiday goodies:)

Hugs, Madeline

Maree: said...

Congratulations Nat on a Successful Day.

Janet said...

What a wonderfully successful exhibition Nat, your pieces are gorgeous and you have such a diverse talent.Congratulations.

QuiltSue said...

That must have been such an exciting day for you all. What a lot of visitors you had there. Congratulations Nat.

Terry said...

Congratulations on a successful opening.
The displays look wonderful
Nice of Mr. Not to coordinate his ensemble with the blue and white theme.

Hope today was good.

Anonymous said...

beautiful my dear!

weavegirl75 said...

Hi Nat

This is Allison the girl that was serving drinks at your exhibition.
Your blog looks fantastic you will have to give me some tips. Im a bit of an beginner.
And the photos of the exhibition looks excellent it was a great afternoon
Well I just thought I'd say hello I hope you are having a great Monday.
I'll visit your wall again soon.
Have a look at mine if you like it is all words Im afraid I think I will have to make it look more interesting.

Cheers Allison

Karen said...

Well done Nat, you should be very proud.

Bev C said...

Hello Nat,

Congratulations to everyone involved in the exhibition. So good of your husband to provide the floral arrangement.
Happy days.

Ivory Spring said...


What an accomplishment!!! I really wish I would have been there....

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