Say goodbye to our first 'pop-up' Media Gallery

by Julian Westaby.

Cammy Leon Gallery- Full House!

The Cammy Leon Gallery, which ‘popped-up’ in November was a HUGE success! We created a multi-media installation here at Dunning Towers and introduced lots of clever and talented people to OTHER clever and talented people.

The evening entitled The Secret Stramash of Spectacular Shenanigans, was erm…different and DEFINITELY lived up to the ‘Stramash’ billing.

The Gallery was Curated by Fine Arts supremo Eilidh Young, who assembled an amazing array of talent. Art met Business, creativity burgeoned, music was played, poetry read, movies were watched, wine was quaffed, beer was drunk, more beer was drunk, Oddbins had a field day. If you’d like Eilidh to do an event for you, she gets great people, takes all the organisational heat off you and is great fun to deal with, so engage with her soon, before she gets too busy!

If we’re being honest, we didn’t expect such a huge turnout, in boring old November. We had hundreds through the door, over the weekend that The Cammy Leon Gallery was open. The opening party was magnificent, even if we say it ourselves!

So, we’re getting asked “what was the thinking behind creating a ‘pop-up’, transient Gallery”? Well…people sold art, it kicked-started a number of collaborations and we met lots of exciting talent (and probable members of the Creative Communications community) as well as having a bloody good laugh, all in what is always the dreariest month in Scotland.

The Cammy Leon Gallery is going to serve as a platform for a number of new initiatives in 2010. We’re doing something the same but very different in The New Year and we’re going to be working with a number of the individuals and organisations we met over the weekend. To see some of the remarkable art on show (lots of it already sold) Cammy Leon’s got his own Facebook page! Cammy Leon, that’s his name!