Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Blog a thon...

Right, so I'd like to bump up the gallery blog followers... The gallery twitter seems to be doing much better and faster! So pass it on - let your friends know... I'd like to get up t0 50 and then we will do a gallery giveaway competition - not sure what yet, but something nice I promise...

If you have friends that you think might be interested in our blog or the gallery, then send them this way!
thank you!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Truly Scrumptious Exhibition ready to go...

Hurrah, we're all set and ready to go for the exhibition.... Spent hours painting the wall pink last night - hope it was worth it!

Here's some pics of the set up and a bit of a sneak preview...

These lovely treasures are made by Linda Calvert...

Sunday, 7 June 2009

mmmm truly scrumptious..

Another of our Truly Scrumptious artists... Naive textiles from Sue & Becks Jennings. These amazing creations are actually jewellery boxes. The chocolate cake has a removeable lid, so you can store things inside or smaller bits can be threaded into the folds in the lovely chocolate swirl. My fave is the Cherry Jelly on its own cake stand, it looks so delicious you want to eat it, but its actually hand made and felted in a vintage jelly mould! What a fab idea. Only 6 days to go now until the exhibition opens and what a manic week it will be!

Friday, 29 May 2009

Truly Scrumptious Exhibition

Our next exhibition is almost upon us.... (opens on 12th June) So exciting, as I have wanted to do an exhibition along this kind of theme for ages and I can't wait until it opens. Everything is themed along delicious food, from cupcakes and sweeties to ice cream and more... Even the canapes at the Private View will be little cakes and I'm busy scouring car boots for lovely old plates to serve them on. There's 5 artists taking part so I'm going to try and give each a mention before we open, with a sneak preview of what will be in the exhibition.... Today it's Sheila Marshall who paints these amazing, iconic images of sweets and cakes...

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Lovely bunnies

Having re-done our back yard to make it a bit nicer and definitely bunny proof (ie: to stop them eating all the plants!) we have reintroduced some of the bunnies that we like! These ceramic ones are made by Victoria Lovell and are perfectly safe for the garden being completely frost proof!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Book of Green

We are now in the forthcoming 'Book of Green'. This is a fab freebie Eco-directory, listing hundreds of green or eco-friendly businesses. It will be out in July and you can get a copy from the gallery once they are in.
What a fab idea!

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Sculpture Bonanza

The sculpts are in and there are some beautiful pieces, see what you think! I love getting new work in and this exhibition is definitely exciting!

Glorious bunting

Our lovely admin assistant Jill is a whizz with a sewing machine and has made us some fantastic bunting for our yard.... looks lovely in the April sunshine...

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

mmm cakes and more....

I love finding new work and starting on a new exhibition, but this one simply has to be one of
the best... it's all centred around food... I can hear my tummy rumbling already. It's not on for a little while yet but I am working on all the publicity and press right now. Called 'Truly Scrumptious' there's cakes, sweets and more. Yum! Look at these lovely images which have come in from the artists, they just make me drool! I can't wait for the exhibtion to open now.

(Pics are by Sheila Marshall, Heather Elizabeth Wilkinson and the jewellery by Lucy Wallis)

Monday, 27 April 2009

Sculpture: Imagination in the Gallery...

This Thursday evening sees the launch of our new exhibition, a veritable feast of sculpture! Borde Hill Garden have been running a sculpture trail for a number of years and last year we were lucky enough to take part by exhibiting some smaller sculptures in the gallery. This year Surrey Sculpture Society return with a new exhibition and trail.
Even before we opened the gallery I loved the sculpture trail, and always made an effort to attend. There is something almost magical about wandering through such a beautiful garden and coming across the stunning pieces of sculpture placed in it for the event. The gardeners and members of SSS really work hard to make sure the sculptures fit in with their surroundings and the results are always amazing. Last year I managed to sneak a break from the gallery and took a look around the garden during the Private View. This is always held in the early evening and when the weather is good, as it was last year, it is a great time of day to wander around.
This years Private View at the gallery is on Thursday 30th, from 5-7pm and visitors to the gallery PV can also gain entry to the garden private view between 6-7pm. Let's hope for lovely weather.... If you would like to attend just drop me an email.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Laptop Disaster

If ever there was a lesson to be learnt it is that of backing up your computer regularly... Over the years I have had several 'mishaps' with computers and have so far been very incredibly fortunate not to have lost anything permanently... so today I fear this may have changed. Having been working on a design for our upcoming Truly Scrumptious exhibition all week the laptop has just died... and yes you've guessed it, all that work is not saved anywhere else... as my teen daughter would say 'OMG'... I am therefore feeling very sorry for myself, just a teensy bit stressed and am waiting for the metaphorical bar to open at 6 so I can open a bottle of red and sink into it....

Thursday, 23 April 2009

newbie blog stuff

gosh and I though I knew about websites 'n' stuff... trying to make this look a bit more gallery-fied but not really winning. Sure there must be a way to customise.. must try harder! watch this space...

ooh, think I've at least managed a different colour text... woopedooh!

hurrah! I have now it.... hope you like it....

The return of the starlings

Hurrah! The starling has returned to nest again in our roof. She has been seen several times this week and the tell tale signs of bird poo are all down the side of the wall. Nice....
Last year we had huge excitement when 2 fledglings appeared in the doorway of the gallery one sunny day. The little blighters then proceeded to leg it around the gallery, pooing everywhere and refusing to be caught. Let's hope they are house trained this year....

Above: Tracey & Damien, last years fledglings

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

A new blog for the gallery...

So... having started our blog just a few months ago it actually seems to be getting read! We've had lots of lovely comments from people about it, so I thought we'd better set it up properly and so here we are...
The only downside is you can't see previous posts from the old blog, but if you are really interested you can go to www.greentreegallery.co.uk/blog.htm to read it.

Posting via this site means that you can add comments or things of interest if you want to (try to be nice though...!).

So, I will be adding things here when they occur, but as before if you have any events or anything that you wish to add, do let me know.
Happy reading....!
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