Sunday, 31 May 2009

Bex Wade degree show

Two things are important to us at View - showcasing new talent and making best use of our gallery space. We combined both of these on Thursday night with an exhibition by Bex Wade called Perform. Bex is a film and drama student and the work for her degree show is based on observing people in night clubs.

The gallery was transformed for the evening, with performing art, installations and photography. Bex clearly has a lot of friends and support for her art, as there was an excellent attendance which helped create the right atmosphere for the show. We hope her tutors were as impressed as we were.

Good luck to Bex and we hope to be working with you again in the future.

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Urban Paint Show flyer

Here's the flyer for the Urban Paint Show. Click to expand.

Monday, 25 May 2009

BANKSY showing at View


Great news, we've got the biggest name in urban painting coming to View. Work by Banksy joins the line up for the Urban Art Show starting June 6th.

Banksy is considered by many to have been the artist who brought street art to the masses. We are extremely proud to be showing work at our gallery, in his home town of Bristol where it all began. We are expecting some original work (details to be confirmed) to compliment prints for sale during the exhibition, and we will be auctioning one piece at the end of the show in support of the UPFEST charity NACOA.

We've also got another great late entry in Logan Hicks who is sending us work from his June show in Los Angeles.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Artists confirmed for Urban Art Show

The artists for our Urban Art Show (June 6th - 28th) in conjunction with UPFEST09 have been confirmed. They are:

Andy Council, Dale Grimshaw, Ben Slow, Fake, FarkFk, Snick, and SPQR.

These urban painters are world reknowned and will be taking part in the festival on the 6th and then showing new work at View for 3 weeks. The show will have canvases and limited edition prints, with prices ranging from £100 - £3000, so there should be something for everyone. Whether you're a follower of urban art or seeing it for the first time, you are likely to find something in the humour, social comment, technical skill, or aesthetics of this absorbing art medium.

There will be live painting at, and around, View on Saturday the 6th and something special for Friday the 5th - we are planning a few surprises. Keep looking at the blog or follow the 'viewartgallery' twitter to be among the first to know. You won't be disappointed!

Thursday, 21 May 2009

View takes part in Upfest 2009

We are really excited to be taking part in the UK's largest urban painting festival - UPFEST 2009. 

Before we talk about the art, lets talk about the cause. UPFEST supports the National Association of Children of Alcoholics. Have a look at the website and support this worthy cause if you can.

UPFEST is a Bristol based festival and attracts artists from all over the world. We will be taking part by having live art performances on the main day (June 6th), a private view on the evening of the 5th, and a 3 week exhibition of the most exciting urban painters around today. More news on the artists soon.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

New News at View

Following requests for more information about what is going on in the gallery, we have decided to use our blog to publish news rather than its previous use as a discussion forum on topics of interest. This will also be complimented by Twitter feeds for those of that persuasion! I hope you enjoy the change and as ever, your feedback is welcome by adding comments to the news items or emailing us.