Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Green and Organic 12th-23rd September 07

September brought a lot of green love to VIEw from the top in joint collaboration with SUSU Organic. An eclectic exhibition, fashion show and market celebrated eco friendly business and design.

SUSU Organic and VIEw from the Top hosted the exciting 'Green and Organic' opening on 12th September 6-9pm. To mark the opening of this eclectic exhibition, a fashion show helped to promote some upcoming ethical designers. Special guest Penney Poyzer from BBC's "No Waste Like Home" gave us some extra green love, and wines naturally donated organic wine for tasting, ensuring the evening went with a swing.

The exhibition was received well, combining elements of advice about energy saving, the benefits of organic materials, the energy and beauty of recycling using amongst other things - lager bottles! The success of the exhibition could be seen in the disappearance of juicy cherry tomatoes on offer, and the vibrancy of the exhibits as commented by visitors.

View from the top to hosted the eclectic market, which offered advice, education, a chance to buy some lovely recycled jewellery and clothing and even the opportunity to have a massage!

View from the top looks forward to seeing green in future and would like to give a big green loving thank you to everyone involved, especially Mark and Munazzah, new members of the View from the top team!

Friday, September 7, 2007

8 Aug - 2 Sept 2007 Fresh Art & Design

New graduates, early career artists and designer-maker businesses were invited to take part in this unique event aimed at exposing new talent to customers on the High St. 120 pieces were exhibited and over three weeks, visitors to the gallery were invited to bid for their favourites. Several went at the 'buy it now' price on the opening night with Lincoln graduate, Steve Ingram, making a particular impression (watch this space - you'll be seeing more of him at VIEw) Other new names included Gemma Fielding, Ruth Perry, Lorna Hooper and photographer Gill Choo.

'Fresh' was organised by our gallery co-ordinator, a young artist and illustrator, Charlotte Thomson, with the help of a small team of aspiring artistic practitioners from Nottingham Trent University, South Nottinghamshire College and Loughborough University School of Art and Design. Thanks guys! It was a resounding success definitely to be repeated!

If you are an artist interested in exhibiting at our next open show email charlotte@viewfromthetop.co.uk