Sunday, July 22, 2012

Can't ya tell by the way I run

For the past couple of days I've been moonlighting as a dinner party goer and daylighting as a newly appointed 'gallery manager' (or so my email signature says) It's been great at the gallery because I've sold three paintings in the past three days, and it feels amazing to have an exchange with a client result in a sale. Ca-ching! Anyway art isn't all about MONEY ya know but it's nice to feel like I'm doing a good job at my job.


I have been to two dinner parties the past two nights and I'm totally socialized out. The great thing about art students is that usually they are also great cooks because they're intuitive or something and eventually it all comes together regardless of any traumas in the 'making process'. Anyway so tonight is a self appointed night in, on my new bedspread that is like thin black and white stripes that makes my room feel like a 50s jail cell set out of like Elvis' Jail House Rock movie which is as mildly unfortunate as it sounds.


I have my show coming up next week AH! I should really focus less on what I'm going to wear to the opening and more on actually FINISHING THE WORK. Below are some pictures that I am thinking about. 










6 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I've always wanted to work in a gallery, how did you go about getting a job there? I've found it very hard to find a gallery that will take me on.
    Thanks xoxox

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    1. Hey! I work at a gallery that it's owned and run by my Aunt, so nepotism in my case! Ha,..... but it's totally doable if you set your mind to it!!! Start by volunteering at galleries, if you live in Melbourne there are HEAPS of places that will take you on as a volunteer.... ACCA, Westspace.. anywhere really. That is a great place to start.!!! Good luck !: ) :) :) :)

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  2. eek badges
    eek vibrant colours
    eek aliens
    oh i do love your blog!!

    http://cottonmixblog.blogspot.com

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  3. Awesome! PS I was at the Strange Magic opening in LA yesterday, and, just so you know, your work looks really beautiful on a large scale (ie larger than my computer screen type of thing) (I mean, your work is lovely anyway, I just mean to say that it looks extra awesome when blown up)

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    1. Hey Victoria!! Thanks so much for your comment. I TOTALLY WISH I was there soooooo badly!!! Thanks so much for letting me know it looked okay! If you have any photos of my work hanging, I would love love love love to see! on the odd chance that you do my email is minnagilligan@hotmail.com
      I hope you had a fantastic time at the opening! The photos looked amazing and so many people were there! Lots of love, Minna xooxx

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