That was a proper night! We had a right few people here on Friday for the launch of our Guerilla project, The Cammy Leon Gallery. With well over a hundred people in through the door, lots of work sold (to VERY high-profile buyers) and with lots of new friends made, we’re certainly going to be doing another.
The whole purpose of The Cammy Leon Gallery was to showcase up-and-coming art talent, but it’s done much more than that. It introduced interesting people to each other, it let proud parents see their talented kid’s work, actually up on a wall in a non-college setting, it also let artists sell some of their works, for no commission!
A highlight for me was the rich variety of live music which was featured. We had an eclectic mix of music including this guy Matthew Dickson. Mathew plays in lots of bands (The Sweet Janes/Swan Lee) and this self-penned number, (lifted off You Tube this morning) was great!
It seems to have come around so quickly but it’s now here!
The Cammy Leon Gallery AKA The Secret Stramash of Spectacular Shenanigans comes to 90 Mitchell Street, as from Friday 27th November. It’s a mix of the brightest, multifaceted creative talent, from all over Scotland and if we’re being honest, we don’t really know what to expect! It’s certainly not going to be bloody boring. At the moment, it’s got a bit of ”Guerrilla’ feel to it, which is what we’re aiming for, so that’s good! One all the work is up, it’s going to be magic! Some of the short films on display are very, very interesting as well.
Anyway, it’s packed-out already, so you’re too late for tomorrow, but if you fancy coming along to the NEXT Secret Stramash of Spectacular Shenanigans, let us know!
For those who have signed-up already, here’s what you’re getting:
Music: Coralie Bouguerra, Dougal Scott, Gavin Pierce, Gavin Troon, Jackson Scott, Martin Kinnaird. Matthew Dickson, Sean Fitzharris
Art: Alan Stanners, Arabella Hope, Eilidh Young, Joseph Stewart, Julian Westaby, Louise Emslie, Luo Toa, Margaret McPherson, Mhairi McGhee, Ruth Laila Steffenson, Silas Parry, Thea Yabut and Valor…
Film: David Hutchinson, David McNeil, Forthold Media Kim Stewart, Malcolm Morrison. Roger Griffiths
We’ve been wanting to create a City Centre ‘gallery’-type space for ages and to those ends, we’ve been engaging with a number of Scotland’s cleverest Art students and recent graduates, to bring this to fruition. The fruits of their (so far) secret labours are about to be revealed! Our brief to them; ‘create Scotland’s best showcase gallery for hot new creative talent, of any kind’ was very open and in essence, the young and exciting team have had carte blanche to do something REALLY different. So, what we’ve now got is much more than just a warmed-up, one-dimensional Degree show. It’s a creative hotbed of the best talent, anywhere in Scotland, all in one place.
The Cammy Leon Gallery provides an opportunity for artists and designers, working across a multitude of disciplines, to interact. This new space is set to juxtapose the painters with the designers, the sculptors with the photographers, the animators with the architects, the filmmakers with the illustrators… and of course, throwing some music in there too!
Artists and designers working in different disciplines will engage and exhibit across a broader spectrum of creative practice. It’ll be a platform for collaboration and interaction, and an opportunity to create awareness of up and coming ‘creatives’ from every arena, keen to expose their talents to a wider audience.
There’s a number of exciting aspects we’re still working on but if you check the various social media platforms we’re on, you’ll see the latest creative input, as it’s added. As well as all this, there will be a number of special attractions, treats and happenings on the night. Probably a bit of a bevvy-up as well!
If you fancy going to this very special event, it’s strictly BY INVITE ONLY so e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org to tell us why you should be one of the people coming along!