Brockley Community Gallery opens its doors

After a tortuous birth, Brockley's Community Art Gallery at The Tea Factory will open on September 20th, 2008.

The Brockley Cross venue will host an open day between 2pm and 6pm, with the promise of tea and cake for visitors.

Sian Knight, Chair of Tea Leaf Arts, the group responsible for setting up and running the gallery, said:

"I'm happy to report we've finally signed the lease and we are planning to be up and running as soon as possible, starting with the open day. We hope as many people as possible will come along."

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

>>>>>>>>>YES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK. Sorry I won't be in town.

Sian said...

Sorry guys, I've been spreadig misinformation - we're not officially opening until end of October/beginning of November, as we're still lacking some essentials. The open day is, however, a chance for you to drop by and take a look at the space, drink some tea and sign up if you want to get more involved.

Do dah said...

Sian, was does 'get more involved' mean. I am an art consumer rather than producer, is there anything useful I can do to help things at this point?

Sian said...

Currently, we're short of people to do DIY-type tasks at the moment: screw down rails for hanging art, skirting board, lay carpet tiles, that sort of stuff.

We're also keen just to get some input from you lot in terms of ideas on what the space can be used for in the evening, talks, film screenings, that sort of stuff, as well as exhibitions by day. Basically to find out what the locals want from an art gallery, apart from just looking at nice stuff on the walls.

There'll also be various non-artist roles in running the co-op if that's something you're interested in. Once the co-operative is fully subscribed, and that's something we're some way off yet, there'll be a whole lot more to get involved in.

Buying some artwork once we're actually open would also be quite nice, though...

Anonymous said...

How do we get an invite to the BIG day?

The Cat Man said...

give them a tenner

drakefell debaser said...

What a berk. Give them a tenner - Was that an attempt at humour or are you trying to deride the concept. Do tell infamous ‘local’ one.

Anon 9:16, I think the post is the invite so you should be able to just turn up.

The Cat Man said...

its accountant humour..

...obviously :o)

nobbly brick said...

I suspect that most of the 'artworks' to be displayed will be worth far less than a tenner, although priced higher to make them seem better, judging by the evidence of the vast majority of the offerings at the 'open studios'.

I suggest the gallery aims high rather than aims local.

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