Investors in Globe fundraising event a massive success!

Posted by Stephen Pritchard on Saturday, April 23, 2011 Under: Exhibitions & events

Photograph courtesy of Colin Davison (

Thanks to everyone who came along to our opening event on Friday 15th April.  More than 450 visitors came along with many investing time, skills, equipment and money to become Investors in Globe.

Franko B performed for more than 2 hours in our main gallery space, mesmerising the audience.  Paul Grimmer's video installation brought serenity to the back stair well whilst Richard Phipps' perpetually spinning roulette wheel immersed viewers in a disused safe. Chris Dreier and Frank Lohmeyer brought an array of credit crunch related installations, tapestries and a brilliant video from Berlin.

Ben Jeans Houghton and up-and-coming film maker Kiron Hussein created two deeply atmospheric video installations in the basement.  Thanks also to the 7 artists who designed our limited edition Investment Certificates: Ant Macari; Antonio Riello; Alexander Gorlizki; Ben Jeans Houghton; Chris Donald; Chris Dreier; and Helen Edling.  Music for the evening was provided by Marc Oliver and John Egdell.

The event was made possible thanks to the efforts of all our staff and board members as well as our new, current and many ex-volunteers and friends of the gallery.  We are also grateful to Locus+ and Vane for their support in the run up to the event.  This really was a moment of renewal for Globe.  A truly collective effort.

These are images from the evening courtesy of our superb volunteer Nica Evangelista (apart from Colin Davison's).

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