we’re getting closer

We hit another major milestone on Saturday.  We finally finished the construction phase of the gallery fitout!

The walls are up and rendered (thanks to www.casafico.com); the studio/storeroom is finished; the hanging rails are up; and the lighting is fully installed.  It has been a very long road to get here, but we’re done.  And who would have thought that the hardest part of the job would be hanging the hanging rails?  They had to go into solid concrete, and that meant a hammer drill and lots of persistence.

There are still six things to do to get the gallery ready for opening.

  1. Final coat of paint
  2. Install a sound system
  3. Install a projector
  4. Buy some furniture
  5. Get the sign writing done
  6. Clean, clean, clean

These are all minor things that I hope to have completed within the next couple of weeks.

The advertising process for the planning permit ends this coming Thursday.  So it will still be a couple of weeks before that comes through, provided there haven’t been any insurmountable objections!