Thursday, 30 April 2009

Thursday musings

Today was a busy day at the Gallery indeed. It is nice to gear up towards the end of a show on high!
From getting various graphics for the Banalarama show delivered to the Gallery, to being warned some structural work on the pavement outside occurring tomorrow morning (fingers crossed it will be over midday-ish as promised!), things seemed to be happening and people seemed to be popping in all the way during my own invigilation shift which lasted until 3 pm. Hopefully the 'late shift' proved to be as popular :-).

We got a visit from the fine arts students from the New College Nottingham. Collaborating with arts students at all levels, and in various ways, is something we at the Gallery are quite interested of, and no doubt will do more of.
It's important to let students know that places like the Surface Gallery exist, and it's always nice to speak to upcoming artists brimming with ideas and enthusiasm!

Someone asked me about the submissions to the Open Show, which will be opening later in July this year during the course of the day.
The submission form is available on the website, with the final submission date being the 30th of June 2009, at 6 pm the latest. So there is still time to submit work for consideration! The application form explain the process, which is simple enough.
Every artist can submit three (3) pieces for consideration, with a £10 fee for every submitted piece of work. Work in all media will be considered, but it needs to be posted for submission (e-mailed works will not be accepted).

So get picking ;-)!


Wednesday, 29 April 2009

New beginnings..

And so Surface Gallery steps into the cyberspace, and bravely goes where it has not gone before (that means, starts a blog and starts Twittering). Updates on both will follow, as soon as we get into grips with the new developments!

But here's a quick update/preview from me, Johanna, one of the marketing assistants and general workers at the Gallery, to wet your appetite..

Spring is in the air, and the Gallery is currently busy invigilating an exhibition by Kate Walters.
The final day of the exhibition is on the 1st of May, and we already have something lined up, so keep tuned. All I can say is that Banalarama is sounding very promising indeed...

The Gallery in itself is coming along nicely, with each week bringing a change to something bigger and better.
Those familiar with Surface Gallery know that we have quite recently moved to 16 Southwell Road, Nottingham, to a whole new complex which has a huge amount of potential.
There is space, there is light, and it is all beginning to look pretty spiffy after some hard work from the volunteers.

Write-ups from the current exhibition, plus previews are to follow, as well as general updates from the life in the Gallery.
After all, it's not all about the glamour of the exhibitions and private views - it's also hitting your finger with a hammer and cleaning the toilet, the everyday life in the world of art. And we wouldn't have it any other way..