At this stage, Aspire Gallery anticipates to still be open as normal for our upcoming exhibition ‘A Florist’s Delight’ – open every Friday and Saturday until the 4 April. We will be monitoring the situation as it progresses, however, and will announce any updates accordingly.
That being said, over the past week, we have been implementing a number of precautionary measures for all our staff / artists / clients – including regular wipe downs of all surfaces as people visit and limiting the use of air-conditioning.
The Aspire team itself has a family member that falls into the high-risk category and we know that there are a number of you in the same boat. Subsequently, as a small request we ask that all visitors with flu-like symptoms refrain from visiting at this time. We are more than happy to accommodate you digitally, to the best of our ability!
We will not be hosting an Awards Night for our ‘Florist’s Delight’ Competition and the Winner will instead be announced online.
Some may know that our events can get very busy, and we do want to mitigate as many risks as possible for attendees. We understand that exhibiting artists may be disappointed, but rest easy – as many of our enquiries and sales occur outside these nights.
In February, we launched the new online shopping component of our website! Throughout ‘Petite Pieces’ we saw some fantastic success with this launch, and hope this can be utilised by any clients concerned about their health or needing to self-isolate.
We encourage those finalists in ‘A Florist’s Delight’ to promote the their work as much as possible once the Online Catalogue goes live this week. We are also more than happy for ‘Petite Pieces’ Finalists to continue to promote their work and Online Catalogue, as sales have continued following the end of the exhibition on Saturday. We just ask that you please keep us informed should a piece sell or need to be updated (and we will do the same).
We have such fantastic online activity thanks to our art lovers and artists alike, so we highly encourage you to remain active so that we bounce off each other during this time.
Over the next week or so, we will be updating our website with more great things to explore and will be staying active every day so that even those at home can have a little dose of what’s happening at Aspire!
We will be limiting Face-To-Face Meetings as much as possible with any managed artists, leasing exhibitors or clients. We are, however, happy to accommodate these meetings over the phone, email or via skype.
Just send a email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible to arrange a meeting time.
Should you wish to have purchased or unsold work posted to you rather than collected at the Gallery, please send a quick email over to email@example.com so that we can be in touch to organise.
All interstate finalists from ‘Petite Pieces’ will be contacted this week to organise the return postage of their work.
We have slowly been implementing contingency plans should their be any impact to our operating hours over the next month. Those who may be impacted will be emailed in the coming days.
If you should have any queries or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Otherwise, we would like to thank you for your understanding and are sending our best wishes to everyone.