Belfast Gallery Cuts Cost of Art
SqSpace Gallery (in the VSB building on Shaftesbury Square, Belfast) have majored on emerging artists - sprinkled with well established artists for their Christmas show. Artists like 2008 RUA Conor Prizewinner Audrey Smyth and those with collector demand like Jonathan Aitken, Michael Flaherty, Verner Finlay, RUA member Robert Bottom and Paul Donaghy, the latter with a recent sell-out show at Gormleys. SqSpace have sourced the best possible prices for their Christmas show and only two out of 39 works (18 artists) are over the £1000 mark with prices starting at £245. Their philosophy is to "do business" with the very best deals possible. "With money already very tight, we believe the art market needs to respond and this Christmas show will bring those giving special gifts and Irish art collectors the benefits of art at the lowest prices we can. The artists get paid the same - we are trimming our selling fees". Expect this philosophy to continue in 2009.