It has now been 12 months since the opening of 'Studio Meadows' Gallery and it has certainly provided me with an exciting, interesting, satisfying and challenging year. Thank you to all those who took the time to search me out, both locals and visitors to the Clare Valley. I have met some wonderful people who all have been extremely supportive and encouraging. Of course no one could have predicted the emergence of COVID-19 and the impact it would have on all small businesses, but we have remained positive with the thought that some sort of normality would eventually resume. Thankfully we are open once again and the visitors are returning.
For me a 12 week shut down resulted in some some serious painting time with the aim of putting together a themed exhibition for the 2020 SALA (South Australian Living Artist) Festival, even though it wasn't definite that the event would actually go ahead. The aim was to visually reflect upon the grape growing environment in which I live. I sought to capture the beauty of this place, but also the the daily reality and the industrial process of the vineyard in an exhibition I titled 'Vineland'.
The exhibition is open throughout August, but I certainly would welcome visitors to the gallery throughout the year ... just visit www.studiomeadows.com for details.