Sunday, 23 September 2012

Photos from the Private View

I'm a bit late, but here are some photos from our jam packed Opening on the 30th of August. We decided to have a Thursday evening Private View and we were lucky to get a rare sunny evening, it was really good fun. I loved hanging the show - it is such a contrast to our August Galloway Paintings exhibition and the gallery, as always, transformed as the new work filled the walls. More photos of this exhibition to follow...

Saturday, 22 September 2012

CABN Connects with McGill Duncan Gallery

CABN has been holding a residency over the past month at Gracefield in Dumfries. As part of the residency artist Hazel Moore came to the gallery to make a film for artists about working with a gallery. Our ideas were formed in a very limited time frame and the film is designed to be informal - we'll see how it turns out!

We really enjoyed working with Hazel and we'll stay in touch and make sure that some of the fantastic ideas that came out of the residency continue.

Here's a mind map Hazel made after our meeting (click to enlarge):

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Leo Blamire @ the RGI

I had a really nice weekend in Glasgow. On Saturday the RGI opened their Annual Exhibition. My brother Leo had two of his oil paintings accepted for this prestigious show. The opening was great fun - lots of artists who we work with were there and it was good to catch up with friends and see some stunning paintings.

Congratulations to Michael Durning and Euan MacGregor - they are both regular exhibitors in our gallery and both won awards.

We were all delighted to see a red dot already on one of Leo's paintings when we arrived. It was great to meet up with my friend Helen and her baby Serge - at 11 months old it was his first exhibition opening and I think he enjoyed himself!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Grayson Perry @ Victoria Miro

I was looking through my photos from earlier in the summer and I thought I should put these on my blog.


The Grayson Perry exhibition at Victoria Miro is over now. I went to see it at the beginning of the summer when some very kind friends invited me to London to see the dressage at the Olympics. I met up with Kathryn for an afternoon of art followed by delicious food at Ottolenghi. In spite of all the warnings of Olympic chaos in London the city felt quite quiet.

I loved the show and still think about it. The gallery has a huge light filled room at the top of the building and it was the perfect setting for the grand scale tapestries.

The Victoria Miro also has a tranquil garden. No matter what the exhibition, I recommend a visit.

If you are going to London and you want to see some of Grayson Perry's work, his magnificent Walthamstow Tapestry is on display at the William Morris Gallery . I have never been there, but it's on my list for my next trip to London which I hope won't be too far away...