Sunday, April 02, 2006

How it began

Lucky Dip was started a few years back by Friends Nicola and Mylissa as a way to gather talented artist friends together to create,exhibit and swap art in a random way.To gather artists in a way that would encourage them to be creative where there would not be any pressures or judgements.To have fun and enjoy creating art again.
It was a simle plan, send out invites to friends asking them to contribute one piece of art.They would get a theme a size and a month to work. At the end of the month there would be a one night only exhibition at a host studio or gallery. Invite all the friends and family they wanted, donate a bottle of wine and enjoy the company of others and marvel in the art produced for this special event. At the end of the night each artist who contributed work would then reach into a bowl,pull out a number thathad been assigned to a piece of artwork and they would be able to take that work home with them at the end of the night.Thus starting their own little collection.

The first show had 23 artists,some for the first time showing others their art.Others having been in the business for 30 years. It was supposed to be a one time only event.There was such a good response and artist kept asking when the next one would be and if they could be involved..and so it became a yearly event.Entering now into the fourth year.There have been a few kinks along the way and at one point the number of artist involved numbered 53, however we preferred the small intimate numbers.Overall it has been a great journey and we hope it can continue each year.

This blog is a temporary home for the lucky dip art swap information. We will be posting some photos from past shows as well as any information regarding new shows.If anyone would like to be involved please feel free to drop us a comment and we will add you too the list.



Anonymous Piera said...

Hi, I am Piera Luisolo, an italian painter.
Unfortunately my english is not very well but I have understand something in your words that I share too...swap art!
I have just start a sperimental project, you can see it at

For now I offer only two artworks of mine, so I try it, perhaps it can grow in future.
Let me know if you or your friends are interesting.
Perhaps the future may be a big exhibition of swap art here in Italy...who can say it?!?


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