Sunday, 25 July 2010

BUZZ: ART NEWS: TWO NEW SWANSEA GALLERIES OPEN



A new gallery/shop going by the name of The Shed has transformed the former Blockbusters in Uplands Swansea. Launch night, a little behind schedule, was on Friday and, saw many of the art scene movers and shakers sipping the sangria, devouring the tasty cakes and perusing the art and crafts on sale. Some people bought work, others spilled out onto the sunny pavement area outside and nattered. All had a good time.
Artists, creatives and makers can hire out a display cabinet or bit of wall space to show for cheap and sell their work. If you’d like your work to appear in The Shed contact them with your proposals here: the_shed_gallery@yahoo.co.uk. For opening week they were offering half price rental rates to students. With the upstairs Noah’s Yard gallery also about to open across the road (it’s lovely, I’ve had a sneak peak) the Uplands is upping their cultural stakes and about time too.
The Shed will be open daily, with the cafe serving ice creams, cakes and soft drinks from Tuesday. They also provide free Wi-Fi so feel free to bring your laptops and chill! They plan to be selling CDs, vinyl’s, t-shirts & tickets soon too. Noah’s Yard expands into their upstairs gallery this week. They’ll also be serving proper meals in a couple of weeks. For now, you can enjoy coffee and cakes there. The all-new upstairs gallery space also provides more seating and a great meeting space for comic artists, Stitch & Bitch knitters and spoken word events. Happiness.

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