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By 12 August 2007 13

I’m in small business so I don’t have a huge budget, otherwise I’d be using ACNeilson. But for the most part, I respect the opinions of RiotACT contributors, So I would assume that even a few posts on here is worth more than a survey of the entire population of Canberra.

Now to the questions. There’s only three.
1. When/if you look at art/photography exhibitions, what type of things do you like to see (abstract, landscapes, color, B&W, etc…)?
2. Do you buy artworks for the home, office or as a gift and if so, what factors played a part in your decision to make a purchase?
3. Do you fell that it’s good to have an art/photography exhibition hosted at a prominent Canberra cafe?

The answers to these question will be used in planning an upcoming exhibition here in Canberra around September.
Thanks in advance!

P.S. $100,000 prize will be paid on 12/8/2050:)

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13 Responses to
WIN $100,000, participate in this survey
Sammy 9:55 am
12 Aug 07
#1

Haha, that third question is ridiculously loaded.

1. All of the above
2. No
3. No

Ntp 10:04 am
12 Aug 07
#2

Don’t make promises you can’t keep asp, some of the readership will still be around in 2050 (as I hope will Riot) and will have noted the payment date in their outlook diary.

As for the questions:

Ntp said :

1. When/if you look at art/photography exhibitions, what type of things do you like to see (abstract, landscapes, color, B&W, etc…)?

I like a variety of styles but not all at the same time. An exhibition should have a theme or if made up of several styles and/or subject themes should progressively flow from one to the next.

Ntp said :

2. Do you buy artworks for the home, office or as a gift and if so, what factors played a part in your decision to make a purchase?

I have only purchased a few items but when I have space, style and cost have been the main factors in doing so. i.e. Do I have somewhere to display it? Does it fit in with the existing style/theme of the space and can I afford it/do I want it THAT much?

Ntp said :

3. Do you fell that it’s good to have an art/photography exhibition hosted at a prominent Canberra cafe?

Yes. One of my favourite cafes to visit is the Front and a good weekend often (well not often enough!) consists of visiting gallery/cafes and/or winery/galleries.

el 11:11 am
12 Aug 07
#3

el said :

1. When/if you look at art/photography exhibitions, what type of things do you like to see (abstract, landscapes, color, B&W, etc…)?

All of the above, I guess. I enjoy good B&W photography in particular.

el said :

2. Do you buy artworks for the home, office or as a gift and if so, what factors played a part in your decision to make a purchase?

No, I don’t. Cost is definitely a deciding factor.

el said :

3. Do you fell that it’s good to have an art/photography exhibition hosted at a prominent Canberra cafe?

Yes. When I’m sipping my double-decaf soy lattë, it makes me feel all, y’know….cultured

n’ shit.

Mathman 11:49 am
12 Aug 07
#4

Based on the current cash rate of 6.5%, your prise of $100,000 in 2050 is the equivalent worth of $6667.56 today.

1. When/if you look at art/photography exhibitions, what type of things do you like to see (abstract, landscapes, color, B&W, etc…)?

I mainly look at the people looking at the art. You get some cute arty babes at these exhibitions. “Hi, You’re just the person I need to model for my upcoming exhibition…”

2. Do you buy artworks for the home, office or as a gift and if so, what factors played a part in your decision to make a purchase?

Whatever the cute arty babe was into.

3. Do you fell that it’s good to have an art/photography exhibition hosted at a prominent Canberra cafe?

It does make it a lot easier to hang around waiting for the cute arty babes.

Mathman, who is currently studying corporate finance.

oddball508 12:57 pm
12 Aug 07
#5

1. All topics and all formats.
2. Cost would be high on the list but the quality of the product is important as well. I don’t mind paying a good price for a good piece of art. Quility is both in the work to create the object and well as the materials used.
3. Yes. It would be good if the cafe work with the artist and not tried to extact too much money from the artist just to display.

asp 2:02 pm
12 Aug 07
#6

Thanks for the feedback. Very useful.
Oh, and with that $100,000 reward, it’s predicted that China and India will overtake the US economy between 2040 and 2050. So if were not in the middle of WWIII and I haven’t moved to China to get rich, I will definitely forward a cheque!

oddball, with regards to your third point. I can report that all the people I know who display works in cafes, do so without having to pay any rent type fees and in many cases, without a commission being charged by the cafe on the sale of works. And that makes sense as the artwork benefits them by enhancing decor and atmosphere.
The same for my exhibition, except the cafe is even more generous. The walls are mine for no charge for as long as I want them.

VicePope 3:11 pm
12 Aug 07
#7

Good art is good art is good art. I have been touched and moved by the allusive in b&w photography. I am enthralled by medieval illuminated manuscripts and the small band of f artists who try to continue the tradition. The most provocative Oz landscape I have ever seen was done as an abstract by an Oz artist who I’m told is still living. (Yes, I know it’s a big call, with a history going back to von Guerard and the Heidelbergers through Namatjira to Smart and the ever-so-good dot painters – this one just buried me in the land and let me see it as a rock would). I love the wit of some artists (ok, including cartoonists), though the same joke made several times is less funny.

We buy a few things for gifts. Limited run prints and small likeable pieces on a scale suiting a normal house. Price is important, but it’s mostly about whether you want to live a long time with that piece of art – sort of like a marriage, but without maintenance if it goes wrong.

On the third question, it depends about whether the cafe is doing cafe things to get people to look at art or whether the art is there to encourage people to do cafe stuff. Either is ok, but it would be good to know in advance.

I am happy to accept a compromise payment representing the present value of the $100,000 – an actuary can probably work it out. That way, it’s off your books and I don’t have to worry about surviving to a phenomenal age.

I-filed 10:05 pm
12 Aug 07
#8

Good luck!

RandomGit 10:39 pm
12 Aug 07
#9

1. I like to see a natural landscape scene with extraordinary symmetry or rare colour. For people and places I like a shot to tell a story. Showing a piece that makes for a fascinating vivisection of talent is good for actual artists but few else.

2. A sentimental or other personal attachment would make me spend the art. The usual ‘something that says something about me’ is what I’m interested in. Good Luck figuring out what that is, I have enough trouble myself.

3. Absolutely. Coffee and consideration.

Vic Bitterman 10:48 pm
12 Aug 07
#10

1. Never been to an exhibition. Don’t plan to, either.
2. Christ, never.
3. Shit no.

oddball508 8:33 am
13 Aug 07
#11

Hi asp
I like to see a list of cafes that do exhibitions. Both to go and see what is on display and to possibly show some works. Last time I looked at one they going to charge hundreds per weeks and take a cut of sales!

asp 6:46 pm
13 Aug 07
#12

oddball508, I’ll check with some people and get back to you on that.

Jazz 5:32 pm
15 Aug 07
#13

at a 5% discount rate over 43 years the net present value is $12,270.

if you can manage a 10% discount rate itws $1660

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