Some thoughts on the Brighton Bazaar

me on our stall

The author at his stall (photograph courtesy of Margaret Kemp)

This past weekend I ran a stall at the Brighton Bazaar with my friend & fellow artist Margaret Kemp selling our artwork. It's the first time I’ve done something like this—previously I've only sold my artwork on the online shop on this website — so it was a bit of a learning experience.

The good news: we both managed to sell a few prints and other bits & pieces, so in basic financial terms it was a success. Not an overwhelming success, but a success nevertheless.

Being so close to Christmas I think a lot of people were looking for small gifts rather than artwork, so while the various jewellery, greetings cards, and soap/toiletries stalls run by local Brighton craftspeople and makers looked like they were getting a reasonable amount of interest, our art stall (and those of the other artists & printmakers who attended) were not so popular.

Undaunted we have signed up for another stall at the next Brighton Bazaar in February 2015, which shouldn’t suffer from the same problem - we'll find out in a couple of months.