Update: Pipe Series

Lara Mumby-Croft. 2016. From left to right: Pipe #1, Settle and Pipe #2. (Ink on paper). Private Collection

Recently I have taken part in two exhibitions that were in conjunction with the fantastic First Thursdays event. I was very excited to be included in both the Alchemists and Vessel exhibitions, amongst other artists I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for. Both exhibitions opened Thursday 4th August. The First Thursday event itself was a great success with a very large and enthusiastic turnout. The night market that was held at The Colombo mall was one of the best yet and the atmosphere was a buzz of fun and excitement. It was great to see so many familiar faces, creatives and artisans and hear all of the positive feedback. It was a personal success for me with all three of the works I had entered for The Alchemists show selling (as seen in the photograph above). I feel humbled every time I sell a piece. I hope these works will bring much enjoyment and conversation to the new owners. They were certainly a joy for me to make and are part of an ongoing series I am currently working on, there will be more to come soon and I look forward to sharing this with you. For now, I am getting close to the point where I need to take a personal break for some rest and contemplation. All will become clear toward the end of the year when I hope to start preparing for more exhibitions again. I will still tick away with work when I can until then, but not to the extent that I have been through out the year. 

As so many of you are personally aware it can very challenging working full time whilst trying to keep your art practice alive, but I will always need to "make," it's a huge part of who I am. So, I look forward to the next First Thursdays event (which I believe is due to take place in December?), whether I am able to have work exhibited or not I know I'll take pleasure in the event itself and all of the other great exhibitions that are bound to be on around that time. Best wishes for now everyone and thanks again for all the support and positive feedback!