COVID-19 Update #2
As we had in anticipated, and in line with both the Government’s advice last night and growing concerns nationally, we will temporarily be closing our physical gallery to the public to do our bit to flatten the curve.
𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴, 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 (𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵) 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘶𝘴𝘶𝘢𝘭 – 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘦! 🙌
Over the past week, the Aspire team has been hard at work preparing some very exciting things for our artists and followers alike.
💐 𝗔 𝗙𝗟𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗦𝗧’𝗦 𝗗𝗘𝗟𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧 💐
The beautiful ‘A Florist’s Delight’ Competition & Exhibition will now be run virtually and extended for an extra two weeks online until the 19th April 2020!
We will continue to post Guided Tours of the physical exhibition and regular updates (stay tuned, I just filmed another today!), to bring as much of the exhibition into our followers’ homes as possible. The public is still welcome to purchase from our Online Catalogue of Works, with the option for us to store the work temporarily or arrange delivery to the comfort of your home.
Rumour has it that we’ll also be introducing a Voters Choice option online, so that you can all get involved from home!
Exhibiting artists of ‘A Florist’s Delight’ were emailed this morning – so we encourage those exhibiting to read that email carefully for any the changes and some requests!
𝗨𝗣𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗢𝗡𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗘 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡: 𝗦𝗖𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗦 𝗢𝗙 𝗢𝗨𝗥 𝗦𝗧𝗥𝗘𝗘𝗧𝗦
In other news, we are excited to announce our next competition coming up in May will now be 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦 (with discounted entry fees!).
Rather than focus on Brisbane scenes specifically as planned, we thought we’d open the exhibition to all Australian artists. So now more than ever, the newly titled ‘Scenes of our Streets’ Competition is the perfect theme to help bring the outside into everyone’s homes.
As well as our ordinary Online Catalogue (with our brilliant new shopping cart), we have big plans – including a virtual gallery, as much digital interaction with our exhibiting artists as possible, a Voters’ Choice Prize and more!
𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦’𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘭𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘥𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘴 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘭𝘺.
The work of our Managed Artists will still be available through our website should you be interested in purchasing anything. As mentioned, purchased work can be stored temporarily, or we will be offering zero contact collection or delivery right to your front door.
We have also got some exciting new website releases coming up including three artists you may be familiar with – Andrew Sewell, Nick Kohler & Cam Power.
We have been in touch with any recent purchases or artwork collections, detailing our ‘No Contact’ Collection Process. Any paid return postage of work will also still be completed this week.
As we’ll be occasionally working from home, rather than the gallery, there may be a small delay in any phone enquiries. So we encourage you to send any questions, enquiries or concerns through Facebook or to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we haven’t responded within three days, please feel free to follow up!
We’d like to thank all of you for your support over these changing times. Please stay safe, stay in contact digitally, and we hope to see you all back in person very soon!