It was great fun trying to decide what the window should look like each Christmas, and I absolutely loved this gorgeous painting called ‘Winter Wood’ by Ted Smith. The ‘snow’ really finished off that wintery theme and complimented the snowflakes brilliantly. What a backdrop for Sally’s wonderful hares.
Many of the window displays at the Gallery were influenced by memories I had as a child of taking a trip into Bath just after Christmas so that we could enjoy the lights and the window displays. Sadly nowadays Christmas hardly arrives before window displays are taken down and replaced with ‘SALE’ banners. But at the Goldfish Bowl, I was determined that the window would stay in place until well into the New Year just so that we could savour the wonderful work, lights and snowflakes!
I’m trying to replace the joy of creating displays in the shop window, with displaying and bringing exceptional work onto the website. And who knows, perhaps a little fairy dust will be sprinkled this Christmas, and I’ll be able get my hand in again with exhibitions and events in the new year!
Sally's hares here: http://www.bestofbritishart.co.uk/sally-gardiner/