Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Surface Gallery is very excited and making preliminary preparations for Tom Lovelace's 'The Cut' exhibition that is due to open Friday 3rd July. Tom is expected to be in the next couple of days working with our volunteers on his return to Surface Gallery to exhibit a solo body of photographic work. His images which he himself crafts, installs, and excavates are of industrial scenes, which ultimately create ephemeral objects and environments that exist solely for the camera. Each scene is constructed life size, presenting disconcerting scenarios that lie in the cusp between reality and fiction.

On Thursday 2nd July from 6-8pm there is a Private Viewing of Tom's work, which is not to be missed! It gives you the chance to view his work and meet the artist and also listen to a talk given by him at 7pm.

Here, at Surface we are also in the preliminary stages of collecting submissions for our Open Show exhibition which will be held 27th July - 7th August. We are receiving daily applications that show promising artists working in a variety of media. It is still not too late to enter, as the deadline has now been extended to 9th July. An application form is avaliable for download from our website, so have a look and also browse our upcoming events!

Saturday, 6 June 2009


So 5degrees is now up and running after a very sucessful opening night on Monday we've plenty of visitors coming and going. After a raining start in Nottingham this morning a steady flow of people have been in and out following the Photoradar trail around Nottingham city center. If you haven't already seen the show you've got four more days to get yourselves down here.

So all in all it's been a rather busy afternoon here at the gallery. Tom Lovelace, the winner of last years open show, has also been in to explore the space and finalise plans for his open show winners exhibition. Having a sneak peak at a couple of his photographs he has brought along I believe 'The Cut' opening on the 3rd of July is going to be an exciting show, and I've also heard rumours there's going to be an artists talk for this one.

Its almost 5pm and I can't believe how quickly this afternoon at Surface has flown by, better start closing up for another day..