The Biophelia exhibition is officially open and that’s what a Private View is all about. It’s quite an old fashioned term which is used when you open the doors on an exhibition to invited guests before the exhibition opens to the public. The tradition goes back hundreds of years and would have been for the wealthy where the objective was to promote the exclusive opportunity to buy the most desirable works before they go to the open market.
It’s also a term consumed with elitism when art was only really accessible to the super rich and aristocracy. Thankfully, some Private Views aren’t like that any more, and the Biophelia private view brought together an eclectic bunch of people.
It was great to see the gallery space finished and open for business; Simon and Jennifer made the gallery look wonderful. So an evening of ‘bonheure’ and plenty of drinks ensued and lots of interest and remarks about the artwork on the wall.
If you are in Gillingham, why don’t you pop along to see the exhibition it’s running until the 11th January 2014.