Monday, 12 November 2012
In a nice continuation from my last 'Getting Creative' post, this Saturday was all about viewing some creativity. One of my friends had tweeted about the new A. Gallery in the Saltmarket area of Glasgow so we went along to check it out. It's located just around the corner from the Tron Theatre...a good excuse to stop at the bar for some lunch on the way. (Also recommend stopping in at Trans-europe cafe for some hot chocolate and fudge cake..best I've tried!!).
A.Gallery is a funky little place - it's fresh and welcoming with an eye catching assortment of unique contemporary art and jewellery (featuring some of the biggest, wackiest rings I've ever seen!) The gallery is run by the chocolate-providing super friendly Jennifer Fergie (whose awesome work is also on display). The image above provides a taster of some of the work you'll find there (see the website here for more details on the exhibiting artists). There's a tempting £99 and under sale in the run up to Christmas.
I'm also intrigued by the sound of the 'lock in' evening event due to take place on the 30th which apparently will feature a Carol singing transvestite...
You should go and visit the gallery and support some talented local artists!
The visit motivated me to continue with my creative ventures. Managed to write 2,000 words of my new book on Sunday and have been preparing lots of cut-out poems and images for my sketchbook project (the sketchbook still hasn't arrived yet from America. Trying not to panic and reminding myself I always work better with an impending deadline...) And on that note I'm off to get busy...