Weekends & Everything in Between:
A Solo Exhibition by Tom Quigley
2nd March – 9th March
Opening Night: Friday 1st March, 6pm-8pm
Surface Gallery presents Tom Quigley’s Weekends & Everything in Between, a local photographic exhibition documenting the intimate (mis)adventures of the UK skate scene. A follow-up to his 2014 and 2015 shows, this exhibition evokes the subculture of Nottingham’s skate scene and the effect that skateboarding has on unifying those that love it.
From within the community he resides, he is able to candidly capture both the great moments and the seemingly insignificant moments alike; a privilege afforded to him by his friendship and familiarity with his subjects. Like some of the best series documenting subcultures, it was shot from within. Documenting the ordinary everyday may not show its significance immediately, but Quigley’s continuous body of work shot on film is an ever-expanding record of an era that will one day be fondly looked back on.
Quigley is a firm advocate of making things happen, and creating what one wishes to see. Through publishing the national publication Varial Magazine, he has created a format for his and other photographers’ work to be seen around the world. Furthermore, in this age of online publishing and instantly forgotten social media posts, the artist still organises public exhibitions of his and others’ photography, to counter the way people often show their work in the 21st century.
Weekends & Everything in Between opens in the Main Gallery. On the night there will be zines on sale from the artist. As always, there will be a donations bar, with a range of ales provided by local brewery, Pheasantry.
Free Entry: Everyone Welcome