Sumary of After camping out all night on Black Friday, Justin bought some art:
- On Black Friday eve in Hobart, people weren’t camping out in the cold for a chance at buying a big TV, they were lining up for a shot at buying artworks worth tens of thousands of dollars.
- Fans of his work had started lining up outside Handmark Gallery at Salamanca Place the night before, and some even brought along leather recliners to keep themselves comfier than typical Black Friday shoppers.
- People camped out overnight outside Handmark Gallery in the hopes of snapping up a piece by Michael McWilliams.
- “Michael McWilliams, I think probably for me and I think for many of the people that were sitting here last night, would be considered one of Tasmania’s best living artists,” he said.
- Other people at the other end of the line will have less choice obviously,” he said.
- “Michael is very determined not to make his work unaffordable to people, he is reasonable,” she said.
- “People seem to have the money, particularly with COVID and people not travelling.
- ” The paintings ranged in cost from $1,700 to $45,000.(ABC News: Glenn Dickson)First in, best dressed means some miss outHandmark Gallery director Allanah Dopson said the last exhibition by the artist three years ago saw queues forming in the early hours of the morning on the day of the opening.