Ten years ago, I launched anderson, gallery of contemporary photography, in the old center of Lunenburg, a UNESCO Heritage Site on the east coast of Canada. Today is the end of my gallery. The building has been sold and will continue to be a gallery under a new name and ownership.
Launching and running a gallery of contemporary photography has been an interesting, inspiring and awarding journey. It started out as a fickle of my imagination and it developed into a beautiful gallery. A place dedicated to photography that received a warm welcome in Lunenburg, many returning visitors on a yearly basis, an astonishing number of loyal customers and collectors, and positive attention from the local, provincial, national and international press.
During its ten years of existence, the gallery represented thirty artists on an annual or bi-annual basis, organized an average of six exhibitions a year, including forty-three solo-shows, five book-launches tied in with a photography- or architectural exhibition and numerous one-day events. The gallery was featured in the series “Hot Shops” in the Saturday edition of the Globe and Mail (2007), it was recommended as a place to shop in the Travel Section of The New York Times (2009), it was recommended as a place to visit in EnRoute Magazine, Air Canada’s inflight travel magazine (2010), it was featured twice in The Nova Scotia 2011 and in The Nova Scotia 2012 Doers and Dreamers Travel Guide and it has received generous attention from The Chronicle Herald and LighthouseNow-Progress Enterprise throughout its existence.
It was a place where many interesting conversations took place, where constructive feed back and warm applause was given and received, where good friendships started and new ideas germinated. Thank you so very much friends and supporters of anderson, it was a super good trip!