Brighton Creatives felt honoured to be invited to the ‘Private Private View’ of this wonderful pop up gallery on Monday night. Kollektiv Gallery started as a Kickstarter campaign and achieved over their goal in record time, they are now open! Private View is on Sat 30th at 8pm for those interested in getting to meet the artists and having a bit of mulled cider!
Having had an office just off St James street for the last year we have often passed the empty space that was the old Sussex Produce store and wondered what an earth it was doing empty for so long. We were delighted to here that Creative Director Sophie Giblin had managed to get her hands on it and fill it with the wonderful creatives of Brighton.
A lot of young artists and illustrators have been struggling recently to get their art work displayed in the local galleries and Sophie saw an opportunity to start something different which allowed all sorts of exciting work to be displayed including 19 different illustrator’s giclee prints, illustrated skate decks, carpentry, terrariums, pom pom hangings, terrariums and an array of greeting cards. These are displayed all in one place without the worry of it being turned away because it wasn’t high end enough or the artist reputation wasn’t good enough. These are young innovative artists looking to get recognition and they are TALENTED!
Not only will the Gallery be holding workshops throughout the christmas period, they will be selling affordable artwork and encouraging the general public to get their hands dirty and join in! This is so refreshing and definitely in our opinion the way an art gallery should be.
Sophie Giblin has now been nominated for Vinspired, Social Entrepreneur of the Year, by Brighton’s MP Caroline Lucas. Sophie is now looking forward to opening the next pop up gallery in another empty high street shop.
Giblin, “We learn by doing, so we’re doing it.”
Emilie & Jen