Surface Gallery is an independent, volunteer run, contemporary art gallery based in Nottingham that exists to support the professional development of early and mid-career artists, curators and people wishing to work in the arts. The Gallery is keen to facilitate experimental and innovative work, encouraging artists to explore new avenues in their practice. The International Postcard Show 2012 Open: 25th January – 11th February Surface Gallery is delighted to present the first exhibition of 2012 The International Postcard Show. Curated by Surface Gallery, this long-standing annual exhibition features hundreds of original artworks connected solely by their 4” x 6” format. The show brings together works by established practitioners, students, new comers and international artists from as far afield as Europe and USA, with each individual postcard acting as a celebration of the diversity in practice and location of the participating artists. Following the success of last year’s very first Surface Gallery artwork exchange, all participating artists have once again been given the opportunity to receive an original artwork in exchange for their own following the completion of the show. This unique aspect of the exhibition offers artists the chance to connect worldwide through a random and remote exchange system. These original artworks are also for sale throughout the exhibition, priced at just £15. This is an ideal opportunity to discover up and coming artists and to buy some original work for an affordable price. Before the days of emails, Facebook, and Twitter people would send postcards that time-travelled all over the world as a way to ‘keep in touch’. This year we are introducing an interesting interactive aspect to the International Postcard Show as visitors, inspired by the exhibition, you can create your own personalised postcard at Surface Gallery. Come and write to loved ones, estranged friends, or your neighbours and get reconnected by the satisfying process of writing and sending a simple postcard.
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