Daniel's View is an artist led gallery that supports the aspiration of local creatives. By placing a community of unique artworks and creative visions into a prime location in the heart of Romford Town Centre.
The Gallery is supported by it's host The Mercury Shopping Centre and is voluntarily ran by The NO Collective who curate the schedule of exhibitions.
As the first and only gallery of it's kind in in Romford, the vision of the gallery is to promote creativity and sustain enjoyment of creating and seeing artwork in our everyday lives.
The gallery's install was paid for by The Big Draw in 2019, when The Mercury Shopping Centre won one of the organisation's widening participation prizes allowing the gallery to evolve to what it is today.
The gallery is named after 'Daniel', a much-loved cleaner and member of The Mercury community who sadly lost his battle against cancer in the Autumn of 2019. Daniel enjoyed photography and often documented the viewpoints through various hospital windows over the years he was having treatments. He never let his illness appropriate his joy for life.
The gallery was officially opened by his family in January 2020, with an exhibition by local landscape photographer Barry Jones and a fundraising activity for Cancer research. The naming and opening exhibition was symbolic of the hope and joy that comes from everyday creativity.
Faces of Autism - The Sycamore Trust
This show highlights seventeen young people and adults who are on the spectrum, who are regular members of our community.
The idea of the exhibition came from conversation at The Sycamore Trust's steering group who felt that it was important to raise awareness that you cant tell if someone is autistic by the way they look. The exhibtion forms part of the Trust's wider activities for Autism Acceptance Week.
Carrie Kendall - Moments - 2023
Moments was Kendall's debut photography solo show. A young Romford based photographer, she discoverd the medium inher teens. The artist display focused on travel.
Hannah Davis- Not Lost - 2022
‘Not Lost’ was a self- portrait photographic series depicting Hannah’s way of taking action, controlling her mental health, and the challenges of living with ADHD. she says 'Creating the work is a contradiction between escaping negative thoughts and focusing on them.
The need to create is most important in a negative head-space, the ideas are often impulsive and need to be acted on in the moment', with results in using materials that Hannah already owns and reinventing them in new ways.
Lulu Delight - No Fear - 2021
'No Fear' is the way artist Opal Canghil (or Lulu Deslight) describes her way of living. This exhibition showcased her love of art and design, and her 'strengths' of Asperger's and dyslexia to build up a series of detailed digital artworks based on pop culture references.
Nigel Hubbard - Festival - 2020
The Mercury Shopping Centre's resident artist Nigel Hubbard curated a solo show of his paintings to celebrate music festival season. An avid lover of music and rock Hubbard's display appropriated decades of inspired fandoms and idols in a colourful movement of portraits.
Eurasia - Group Exhibition - 2020
This travelling exhibition facilititated by the Eurasian Creative Guild and the National Gallery of Tajikistan showcased up and coming artists from accross Eurasia and displaced artists from South Asia alongside cherished artwork from successors of the region.
A Portrait of My Mother - Schools Competition - 2020
A Portrait of my mother saw over 700 junior artists display a portrait of their mum in time for Mothers Day. Working with over 5 schools in the borough, the March Private View saw families, schools and children mingle and talk about thier favourite things about thier mums and carers.
Salvatore Rapicano - Photopoetry - 2020
Photopoetry: A Photograph of a Poem was a playful exhibition of images and objects as an archive. London based artist Rapacino finds pleasure in viewpoints and the objectivity of exhibition and this was evidenced with over 30 small artworks responsing to eachother.
Exotic Blend Collective - 2020
Curated by Tashi Khan in salon style, this group show embraced the vibrancy of artists and thier processes. With a mix of London based artists mediums and context were varied, but all represented alonside eachother in a fun visual conversation.
Barry Jones - Views Of Havering - 2020
Our founding exhibition took a tour through award winning Barry Jones' lens oh Havering. With a particular focus on nature and the beautiful landscape of the borough, the exhibition was opened and applauded by then the Rianhma based local Mayor.
Due to it's location, opening hours and accessibility Daniel's view gallery recieves thousands of visitors a week.
We welcome applications to exhibit from local, national and international artists alongside local community groups. We can also utilise the gallery for arts based events and activities.
We offer discounted rates to local organisations and artists and support to all exhibitors with marketing and organising a private view on location.
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