Pop-up galleries are an example of people creating ________________ during economic hard times.
London is famous for its vibrant art scene and it gets some of the best art galleries in the world. Among them, the National Gallery. The Tate Britain. The National Portrait Gallery and many more. There are here permanently,part of the London landscape. But not all the galleries like that.

Now there is this new kind of art gallery spraying out or popping up in London, as set up quickly enjoying the short time maybe a few days or week and then they close again, called pop up art galleries.

All you need is an empty building, permission from the owner, some artists and then some visitors to pop in.

And in London's Covent Garden, a new pop art gallery is being organized in an empty shop by Ryan Stainer.

Hi Ryan, how are you doing?....

So what are advantages of pop art gallery compare to a traditional gallery?

Em..Big traditional gallery is taken on less artists when times are tough, therefore, it is a good opportunity for a younger audience to actually see emerging artists.

And it is good for vistors as well.

Absolutely. It's free to come in,which i make an informal environment, very unintimidating and nice buying environment for affordable art from young artists.

Oh, can I have a look on it?

Yeah, come on inside and I will show you.

Oh, welcome to the gallery. As you can see, there's still a bit left to do.

Let me help you out.

Pop up gallery is an example of people creating an opportunity during economic hard times.It's a way of using buildings which would otherwise be empty.

Ok, so that's the hard work done. Now it's the time to see what's on show.

London's newest pop-up art gallery is finally open to the public.What do they think of it?

Yeh, I think it is really neat. It's a good idea.

Well I think it's a fantastic use of space.

It doesn't look like it's just been put up. It looks like it's been here for quite a while.

Yeh, it's very, sort of, bright, colourful in your face and it's a good space to go in.

Laura is one of the artists whose work is on display here.

Laura, most of the painting here are yours. What was it that made you want to put your art work in a pop up gallery?

em...it's basically an excellent opportunity to be able to display work and which I might not be able to do in more established gallery.

How's it help you to as an artist?

Definitely. I'm in for somebody who's not established yet, it's best to have the paintings in a shop than at home still.

And you sell them here, don't you?


It's been a great way to bring more art to more people and know that another one will be popping up soon.


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