It feels as though the majority of the group has decided to go for the Ultraviolet gallery, although I am still not sure of the venue.I think that Ultraviolet is a bit too small for all 9 of us to exhibit our work as well as have visitors and teas and stuff. If we manage to get another place in the surrounding area it would be fine but I don't think we can have that on its own.
I do still think that the pyramid club is our best option at the moment. Although it is expensive we will have more than enough space to display our work (whether it be an installation, projection, A3 prints etc) as well as being able to have enough space for refreshments and possibly a live band. I'd rather pay extra to have enough space than have too little space. Another thing to consider is wheelchair access. Tyran isn't able to get inside ultraviolet and if he was able to he wouldn't be able to move around. The place also doesn't have running water so to get tea's we would have to get it from somewhere else.
This is my opinion of the place, although it used to be a gallery space it more typically used as an exhibition for a solo artist - not 9 people! I believe that the negatives outweigh the positives. The only positive is the price, is only £30 for the whole week plus a £60 deposit.
I have such a strong opinion because I think it's a very important project. It is our first chance in getting connections and promoting ourselves. If we end up in a gallery squashed together and not have enough space for visitors, it wouldn't look very professional. We want to have a nice spacious area where we can have as many visitors as we want, possibly have a live band to get even more visitors and have enough space for teas and cakes.