Maria launches art innovation

March 26 2018
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Bishopston resident and mum of two Maria Newman has launched a new career based on her love of art.

Bishopston resident and mum of two Maria Newman has launched a new career based on her love of art. 

Fill That Space is about marrying up art lovers with artists, making truly affordable art accessible to all and a social experience.

Maria trained in business but following voluntary redundancy she decided to concentrate on her creative side and use her business skills to promote the many talented artists in Bristol.

Her new business will have a mix of pop-up exhibitions featuring selected artists showing a small collection of their work, and Art Fairs with a family activities on hand, selling gifts at between £5-£10 each.

“I’m doing something that I’m passionate about,” said Maria. “I’m marrying up my key strengths of organisation with my love of art. I’m hoping that the business will make enough money so that I can stay working for myself and if I can help artists too that would be a bonus.”

Fill That Space has a launch exhibition, which is invite only, in April and will have another exhibition open to all later in the year. Eight artists will be exhibiting their work at the launch evening event including Jenny Urquart, Anna Duckworth, Lloyd Lewis and Maggie Cousins. Items will be available for sale, ranging in price between £250-£1,000. 

Three specially commissioned artworks will be auctioned during the evening with 20% of the sold price being donated to CLIC Sargent.