Thursday, 19 April 2012

Invitation: Testing Ground Closing Party; Sat 21st April

Invitation to Testing Ground Closing Party

Saturday 21st April 5pm-9pm


Testing Ground
Surface Gallery Volunteer Show Closing Party : April 21st, 5-9pm
Testing Ground, noun; region resembling a laboratory in as much as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation. 

You are invited to come and see how artist’s work for our volunteer show, Testing Ground has developed over the past weeks; and to join in celebrating the end of the exhibition.

There will be the opportunity to purchase work by the some of the artists.
In additional, there will also be live music from a range of artists such as:
  • Paul Buddle, who will be playing the electric guitar with projections.
  • Ciaran Harrington, playing the instrumental guitar. 
  • Ruth Williamson and Eleanor Coleman, a violin and clarinet performance.
  • Tash and Beth, a guitar, harmonica and vocal duo, their influences taken from traditional American rural music; blues, country & gospel. 

There will be refreshments and nibbles, including Pimms, cake and balloons!
We hope you will be able to come along to also celebrate Record Store Day 2012 with us by bringing along some of your vinyls to play on our record player!

Testing Ground; Week Two.

What do you think to how our Testing Ground Exhibition is looking this week?
We at Surface love the of progression so far, but there is also a lot of art work still being finished by each of artists ready for our exciting Closing Party finale this Saturday. 

We can't wait to show you how it all comes together.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Surface Loves: Left Lion #46:The Making Of

LeftLion issue #46 Cover Art from Polymath Pictures on Vimeo.

We are loving the collaberation for the front cover of Nottingham arts and culture magazine Left Lion with local graffiti artist Dilk. Even more so because the art work is in the Snienton area of Nottingham where we are based.

During the collaberation Left Lion and Dilk also got Polymathpictures involved to 'make a film that shows an artist and craftsman at work rather than just document the process of painting a mural.' Left Lion wanted to 'concentrated on the details - little things that an artist does to make their work their own.' and in return Polymath Pictures created a short film which in its own right became a peice of art.

We would explain how great the artwork and craftsmanship is, but we feel the video does that for us.

For more information on the collaberation please visit LeftLion.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Testing Ground: Week One.

Testing Ground Week One. 

With our artists constantly changing their work throughout the three week exhibit (as you can see Chloe doing below) 
What will our Surface Space look like by the end? 
Come in and see for yourselves or stay tuned for week by week images

PHOTOGRAPHY OPEN 2012: Call for Submissions

The Photography Open is Surface Gallery’s very first Open Show dedicated solely to showcasing the practice of a selection of emerging and established artists working within the medium of photography. The exhibition will survey new contemporary photography practice providing a platform for today’s talented up and coming photographers. The Photography Open is selected and curated by Surface Gallery’s Curatorial Team. One overall winner will be selected from the exhibition to receive a solo exhibition in one of Surface Gallery’s exhibition spaces in 2013. In collaboration with Surface Gallery, this will be an opportunity for the selected artist to showcase a new body of photographic work.

For more information on how to submit you are work please visit our website HERE. 

Deadline for Submissions Friday 13th April 11.59pm