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Friday, 4 November 2011

Deloraine Craft Fair

We are into day two of the annual Deloraine Craft Fair. It is a huge event in its 31st year and spans 4 days early each November.  There are 16 venues and over 800 stallholders. Much of the art and craft is of international quality. We apparently have over 30,000 visitors to the fair.  Yesterday was incredibly busy with hundreds of people through the door (and some sales!) and today is likely to be even busier with beautiful sunny, warm weather.  We have had many visitors from the north west coast, the southern region, Launceston and the rest of Australia. It is wonderful exposure for us especially to the Tasmanian population.  I took an early bus ride and visited Tony Smibert's studio (internationally renowned watercolourist).  I was lucky enough to be there for one of his painting demonstrations. His work is a blend of eastern philosophy and method and the methods of Turner. You can learn more about Tony and his work by following this link - http://www.smibert.com/

Will check in again soon and show you some of our artwork.  Have a great day.

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