A Flickr gallery in London?

By Rob Last edited 130 months ago
A Flickr gallery in London?
Bike Racks (Again)

Hard on the heels of the Photo of the Day, we thought we should mention the fact that there's currently some serious talk going on about establishing a real-life, honest-to-goodness, proper, physical, three dimensional, 'when I was your age all this was fields', Flickr gallery in London.

Here's the general idea:

  • Convince Flickr / Yahoo! to rent out a gallery space somewhere in London (nowhere flashy - maybe a community centre or a college).
  • The gallery space gets handed over to the Flickr community in London to manage - somehow we work out a way where the community determines what gets exhibited when.

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  • Organise a series of events or parties in the space where people come and see the most popular images on a particular theme and get to meet up with other Flickr users..... we also use it as a way to raise awareness of what Flickr is all about.
  • Copies of prints selected to be exhibited could be sold with a percentage of sale prices going to a charity selected by the community.
  • Exciting, no? Here at Londonist we're already looking at how we could get involved in the process, and we know there's quite a bit of support coming from a few other areas. So if you want to get involved, go join in the discussion and keep an eye out for updates.

    When/if it happens we'll see you there for a drink!

    Image by Dave Gorman, taken from the Londonist Flickr pool.

    Last Updated 12 April 2007

    lizzo

    Whatever happened to the initiative run on Carnaby Street where they opened unleased retail space to artists?

    If the landlords were keen to support such an initiative, would they be open to discussing a substantial rent advantage to open to London's snappers? Can you imagine how many more people would flood to Carnaby St to see this?

    What would the Carnaby St Association think? Let's ask them!

    lizzo

    Leonie

    Sounds like a thrillingly excellent idea to me but considering I just sold my beloved bicycle not 20 minutes ago, it is a tad heartbreaking for me to see Londonist's photo of the day LOL! Endless empty bike racks... she weeps.

    james

    This is a superb idea, unlikely it seemed till I found that it's community led rather than Yahoo! led.