Wednesday, February 27, 2008

One Nottingham 12th-18th February

Nottingham is sometimes seen as a "tale of two cities" one rich and prosperous, the other suffering hardship and deprivation. The city centre, with its wealth and cosmopolitan lifestyle is surrounded by some of the poorest communities in the country. One Nottingham's goal is to narrow the gap between these areas, and to shape a better future for us all.

In this successful show, Toby O'Neal's enigmatic images of Nottingham's community projects were showcased. Each photograph seemed to really capture the character and
essence of the subjects.

One Nottingham

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Made in Nottingham 16th Jan-17th February

MADE IN NOTTINGHAM was a new successful venture by the gallery to help showcase and provide a market opportunity for some of Nottingham's most talented designers and makers!

A unique selection of accessories, individual one offs and unusual gifts showcase in the gallery alongside our photography show. All items on display were for sale at affordable prices, and purchases from our collection helped Nottingham based designers & makers continue their creative and innovative work.

We exhibited and sold work by;
*Elefair giftware(designed in Nottingham, fairtraded jewellery)

*Fizgig Glass(individually created glass jewellery & beautiful light catching pieces) FIZGIG GLASS

*Have Cake Designs(Embrodiered individual bags & purses)

*Vintage Reclaimed(recycled watch faces, scrabble pieces, unique charms and antique silver reclaimed and given new life in contemporary jewellery!)VINTAGE RECLAIMED

*Sue Holdaway(dramatic one off jewellery from recycled glass, winner of Paul Smith award in 2007)SUE HOLDAWAY

*Joy(quirky now online shop showcasing some of their locally created pieces, including retro comic book badges & handknitted roses)JOY SHOP ONLINE

*Frailloop (unique metal pieces created using recycled metal)FRAILLOOP

*Alys Power(recycled metal jewellery with real attention to detail!)ALYS POWER

From vintage jewellery to recycled metal snails! The collection was bound to have an impact and bring visitors back for more! We had many visitors returning after our Made in Nottingham collection had finished, so now you can find out more about those lovely items which caught your eye!

Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage13th-17th February

In February, VIEw from the Top, city centre gallery was proud to present Nottinghamshire’s Rainbow Heritage and their exciting new venture celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) lives, hidden history and culture. This three-year project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Representatives from a variety of LGBT Community and Voluntary groups, professional LGBT networks and interested individuals – including Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, the North Notts LGB Development Group, Notts Police Outnetwork and Nottingham Pride - are involved in the project.

The exhibition saw a hugely successful “launch” event, and a great response from visitors throughout. Watch this space for more from Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Our 1st Photography Open show-Resolution 16th Jan-9th Feb

VIEw from the Top Gallery Presented RESOLUTION our 1st Photography Open Show & Live Auction in support of PhotoVoice - January 16th – Feb 9th 2008

PhotoVoice’s mission is to bring about positive social change for marginalised communities through providing them with photographic training with which they can advocate, express themselves and generate income.

VIEw from the Top’s first photography open exhibition aimed to help raise awareness of Photovoice, a charity giving the most disadvantaged people the chance to represent themselves.

The exhibition presented an exciting, diverse selection, highlighting the vast spectrum of the art of photography, including landscape, portrait, wildlife, architectural, abstract and photo-journalism.

See a Review of the show by Hugh Dichmont on Left Lion's website