The Aqueous Art Movement at Art Gallery

Discussion in 'Events' started by James Marshall, 13 Aug 2010.

  1. Tony Swinney

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    Re: Live aquascapes at a London art gallery

    Gutted for you mate, that is most unfair after all the efforts you've put into the exhibition.

    Sorry I couldnt get along to the Thursday night soiree, but it was great to see you all on Wednesday, and see the exhibition taking shape. I'm quite sure that over the 4 days you've opened the eyes of many non-aquascapers to the possibilities of planted tank displays, and that can only be a good thing for the UK scene.

    The effort you guys made in prepping tanks over the previous months, transporting them to London from all over the country, arranging, collating and promoting the exhibition itself is quite amazing, and is a true credit to your love of the hobby. Well done :D

    Here's a few snaps from Wednesday...

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    Tony
     
  2. mlgt

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    It isnt that all bad Graeme. (heres the joke).....

    You got a Souvenir in the form of a yellow envelope on your car from London :D

    It was indeed bad luck mate. However all the hard work you guys put in has enabled UKAPS and aquascaping thrusted into a whole new light for everyone who attended.

    You guys deserve a big pat on the back for all the hard work.
     
  3. Themuleous

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    Well done everyone :thumbup: looks to have been a top quality event. Massive shame I couldn't get down there myself.

    Sam
     
  4. viktorlantos

    viktorlantos Aquascaper

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    Re: Live aquascapes at a London art gallery

    Well done guys. Amazing aquariums, beautiful presentation. Well deserved success. :thumbup:
    Brilliant photos Tony, thank you for sharing these. :clap:
     
  5. flygja

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    Re: Live aquascapes at a London art gallery

    I see that the Fluval G series filter is part of the aquascape and has to be placed outside the cabinet. The other brands must hide in cabinets :D
     
  6. George Farmer

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    What a week?! I'm exhausted but will post some more pics soon.

    Many thanks to Tony, Paulo, Matt, Edward, Ricky etc. who all helped with setting up and breaking down. :D
     
  7. Arana

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    Great job guys well done! Looks like there will be more aquascapers on the way after that excellent display....... Superb :clap:
     
  9. blue_cortina

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    Well done on an excellent display - Three of us from work travelled into London on Thursday for a look and a chat. It was very impressive and look forward to the next. Spent the evening looking at nano tanks for sale!
     
  10. George Farmer

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    Re: Live aquascapes at a London art gallery

    My personal favourite; James's triptych, "World's Apart".

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    Followed by Graeme's concept piece -

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  11. James Marshall

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    Hi folks

    Well what a week that was, exhausting yet very satisfying.
    Thank you all for your support, in particular Tony, Paulo, Matt, Edward, Ricky etc who helped with set up and breakdown.
    A huge thank you goes to George and Graeme for helping me to realise a long term dream, had I not met these excellent chaps and seen they were capable of moving live aquascapes across the country, the event would not have happenend.

    I hope we have acheived our goal of presenting aquascaping to a wider audiance and in particular opened the eyes of the art world to what all of us scapers do.

    It did seem a bit strange at times, following an artisit's template rather than a scaper's.
    For instance writing mission statements in keeping with the other exhibitiors and pricing our work with the formula they used. Still, it was all necessary in order to properly present our artform to other artists.

    I hope those of you who visited had a good time and felt it was worth attending.

    I'll post some photos soon.

    Cheers,
    James
     
  12. Mirf

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    This is the one that does it for me, it's simply stunning.
     
  13. George Farmer

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    I've merged the two seperate 'gallery' topics into one.

    I'll get some more pics and a video up soon.

    Thanks again for all the feedback! :D
     
  14. George Farmer

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    Thanks for the kind words, David. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you.
     
  15. mlgt

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    Thumbs up for the photography lesson :)
    I should have recorded George & Paulo lifting the tanks up the stairs and added benny hill music :p
     
  16. Piece-of-fish

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    :text-+1: Special thanks for the photography lesson George. Cant describe how valuable that was. Good luck in the future with your art project guys.
     
  17. George Farmer

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    Glad you enjoyed the photography! It's almost as much fun as the aquascaping, especially when you can get others involved. :thumbup:
     
  18. mlgt

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    Definatly. Very fun and good to see the difference from old photos and whats been learnt.
    I will be implementing the skills for future tank shots :)
     
  19. ghostsword

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    Photo lessons??!!? Damm, I missed that one.. :)

    Maybe setup a workshop in London to learn about photography? Charge a small fee and all win. :)
     
  20. George Farmer

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    Sorry you missed that one, Luis. It was quite an impromptu affair on the Saturday afternoon whilst the gallery was relatively quiet.
     

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