This weekend I installed a group of paintings at Banter Coffee Kitchen, on display throughout August. Displaying art in non-art spaces such as a cafes has been a great way for me to connect with new collectors over the years. Can you guess which cafe my first group of paintings were displayed in Toowoomba? ...
Below is a photo was taken in Oxygen Cafe Toowoomba in 2004 showing my first solo exhibition of new paintings. If you are local to the area you may now know this space as the home of Zev's restaurant. 16 years on and I am still hanging out in cafes. But these days purchases are made much easier and faster with ecommerce stores, social media and QR codes!
It is through the collaboration and generosity between local artists and cafe owners that these win/win opportunities occur. I love how this creates more chances for individuals to encounter and connect with artworks during their day, bridging the gap between the art world and everyday life one espresso at a time.
Thank you Banter Coffee Kitchen for the chance to share my art for the rest of winter. You can check them out at 229 Margaret Street, Toowoomba, across the street from Peter Snow & Co Real Estate.
Portal No.6, a painting on glass for sale at Banter Cafe, Margaret Street, downtown Toowoomba CBD, July and August 2020.
Fitting right in with the decor in the newly renovated space. I'm in love with those tiles!
Details for the artworks on display can be found here www.hiwhytey.com/shop
Available are three small paintings on glass and two large paintings on canvas titled "Bliss" and "Gum", seen here on Banter's iconic half green wall.
Bliss, acrylic on canvas, 61 x 91 cm. All paintings are available framed, ready to hang with both hooks and wire.
The Way Round, acrylic on glass, 27.5 x 22.5cm, can be displayed self standing in it's 3cm deep box frame, using it's stand on a surface (as pictured) or hung on the wall.
All works on display at Banter are for sale through my online store. www.hiwhytey.com/shop
Free local delivery is available within the Toowoomba region after the exhibition closes and international shipping options are also available.