Monday, 2 August 2010

Gallery updates

It's been a long time I've not updated the blog, and it's about time. I blame my lack of time, though! I just came back from a quick meetup at Cardiff City Council to discuss (briefly) the status the Third Floor Gallery and handing them a copy of our trust deed. Since the last time I wrote on this blog we've shown a few nice photo exhibitions...

David Solomons - Up West

For the lovers of street photography, one of its main exponents on this time and age...

Jocelyn Bain Hogg - Muse

New work by Jocelyn Bain Hogg from VII Network. Muse dwelled in the little details of natural beauty.


A group exhibition that showcased a large variety of photography produced in Wales.

Chris Steele-Perkins - For Love of the Game

For the duration of the Football World Cup we produced an exhibition with Magnum heavyweight Chris Steele-Perkins showing the social aspect of the game in Ghana, Japan and England.

Carolyn Drake - Paradise Rivers

And currently we are showing Paradise Rivers by Carolyn Drake. Some of the most beautifull documentary photography you'll come accross.

Also, with Carolyn we have a novelty. For the first time we had the spare time on the day of the opening to interview her and produce a little video on vimeo. It is just good enough, but they'll definitively improve over time!

Carolyn Drake 'Paradise Rivers' from Third Floor Gallery on Vimeo.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Donations - Third Floor Gallery

Securing public funding seems tough, most seem to require that we survive on our own for a period of time, so now we are asking for donations at the gallery. Currently it goes to the Print Stravaganza account with a line saying that it is for the Third Floor Gallery. Don't worry, everything will go where it has to be.

You can find a donate button at our about page:

The main worry right now is to pay the £1400 of a quarters rent. We have part of this money, but by far not the whole amount, so any help is more than welcome. We also are preparing a gift at the end of our first year for all those who donated £200 or more, so that you have a memento of your good deeds.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Auction for Third Floor Gallery

We're auctioning this professionally handmade print of mine:

Auction for Third Floor Gallery 1

... to raise funds for the Third Floor Gallery. We obviously need some way to get enough funds to be able to sustain all the costs of having the place open. For a typical month:

-£433 go into the lease.
-£141 go into business tax (although I am afraid this might go up in April).
-£200-250 go into gas and electricity.
-£66 go into the building's service charge
-£60 go into advertising and publicit
-£100 go into buying drinks for an opening

That makes just over £1000. And we don't even have a fridge or microwave yet!

By bidding on the print you can help us to cover our costs. All the money will go into the Third Floor Gallery. Auctions of donated items will become a staple of the gallery, and there will be one item donated with each exhibition. So keep your eyes peeled.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Third Floor Gallery

We've been working for over a week on the Third Floor Gallery. Check it out:

It's a very pleasant place to hang around. Views over the bay and to Penarth, being close to the Millenium Centre, more of a seafront feel to it. Being up there it has a strange 'underground' feeling. Amazingly enough, our first show is Love UK by Peter Dench.

Love UK is Peter's search for what is loving like in Britain like nowadays. It tends to be honest, harsh and humorous. If you're around, the opening is on the 12th of February. Casually, the other opening around, is a Martin Parr opening on the 11th, to which we'll be going too.