Friday, 1 January 2010

New Year, New Work

To kick off the New Year, we're doing a bit of reflection combined with some forward thinking. We look back on our first year at View with pride and gratitude. We have found some amazing new talent, built a beautiful space to show their work, and met some wonderful people who have become regular visitors to the gallery.

Last year was an economic challenge for many individuals and businesses. I am very grateful that we have had such tremendous support from a growing customer base, to allow us to continue our quest to help local artists thrive in an emerging art scene on Bristol's Harbourside. Lets hope that 2010 brings an easing of financial pressure and we can all fulfil our ambitions.

In our next show, 'New Year, New Work', we look back at some of our favourite artists of 2009 who have some brand new work ready to exhibit. As usual we'll put together an eclectic mix of media and styles to appeal to many tastes in contemporary art. We have some images of a selection of the work on our Flickr pages. The show starts on January 21 and the full range of artists and work will be on our website soon. If you still haven't seen our current show then please enjoy a virtual visit via this short video.

We are working on some exciting new shows and other projects for 2010 that will keep things fresh at View. Our second show of the year, 'Comfortably Strange', promises to be one of our most innovative yet. We are also taking part in a number of local art events: the Bristol Art Fair, Photographique festival, and the urban art festival (UPFEST) in the first half of the year. We are developing some ideas to promote work from local schools and communities, which we hope to come to fruition this Summer. More news on all these events nearer the time.

To keep track of all our plans, please register with us for email updates and invitations, follow us on Twitter, or just keep looking at the website and blog.

We look forward to seeing you at the gallery soon,
Happy New Year.