Rye Nature Reserve


Hello everyone, just a quick update to let you know what we’ve been up to. On Easter Sunday we took a trip in the freezing conditions to Rye Nature reserve to work on some pieces for a new exhibition we have lined up. Dave brought his binoculars and I brought my flask and together we spent the morning freezing our nuts off looking at birds that we had no idea about. We’ve got a show idea planned for the May Bank Holiday, details and dates next week, but in the meantime, feast your eyes on these lovely pics.







What did you do today?

We love our pets.  In recognition of this we have produced a drawing of our cats.

What did you do today?

What did you do today?

If you have any pictures that you’d like to share with us, please send them to the usual address thetentgallery@yahoo.co.uk.



The Tent Gallery will be open in Hastings for the weekend 26th & 27th January with its new exhibition, Holiday Heaven / Holiday Hell.
We will be pitched up in the Rock-a-Nore area, roughly opposite the fishing museum. 
Opening times are 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Pop along and you never know,  Dave may even have some camping gizmos to show off to you!

Exhibition Opportunity – ‘Holiday Heaven / Holiday Hell’

Holiday Heaven / Holiday Hell

About the Tent Gallery
The Tent Gallery is exactly what it says in its name, a fully working gallery in a tent. More precisely, a three-walled exhibition space in a three-man tent, the total amount of space to exhibit in is approximately nine square foot. Yet with this small area comes great creative challenge and a totally portable gallery space. Plus, with some forward thinking we can squeeze in over 100 exhibits (check out the WoWo exhibition on this site!)

This is an open submission photography exhibition. We are looking for old (or new) holiday snapshots, images that relate to holidays (what can you not do without when going away?), beautiful/dreadful landscapes or anything else really. We’re not interested in composition, technical prowess or anything special, we just want images that connect with the theme Holiday Heaven / Holiday Hell. You can interpret it anyway you want, creating new images if you like or you can dig around in your old photo albums to find something interesting. So whether it was that camping trip from hell, or the holiday of a lifetime, either send your images digitally to us or post them to the address below.

How to enter
You can send your entry as a digital format image to thetentgallery@yahoo.co.uk, or post it to Martin Symons, The Tent Gallery, Unit 5, Mercatoria Business Centre, 100 Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 0EJ.

The maximum size for your submitted image should be A5 (210mm x 148mm). Please clearly indicate your name related to your submitted image, with contact details (preferably email).

This exhibition is free to enter, however we will be unable to return images to contributors.

Terms & Condition’s of entry
Please read the full Terms and Conditions of entry which are attached to the Holiday Heaven / Holiday Hell page, or clicking the link below.
Holiday Heaven T&C new

The deadline for submissions is 17th January 2013. We will be pitching up the tent in the Hastings area for the exhibition on 24th January, with a private view on the 25th January. Further details will be published on our website and Facebook page nearer the date.

For any queries please contact either Martin or David on thetentgallery@yahoo.co.uk, or telephone 07929 967125.
We hope you will enter and we look forward to seeing your work.

Welcome to The Tent Gallery

The Tent Gallery is the brainchild of Martin Symons & David Fowler, two artists who love getting together and going camping. In fact, they probably spend more time camping, or obsessing over camping than they do making art. Over the Summer of 2012 they decided to launch a joint initiative in the Tent Gallery.  The concept is very simple, to fit a fully functioning gallery inside the space of a 3-man tent.

Established as a small scale project essentially to keep them from being bored when they go camping, the tent works as an independent space to display work.  No-one camps inside the tent gallery!  A basic three-wall construction is used inside the gallery that can be assembled on site within the tent itself.  To create the authentic gallery experience, a number of small clip-on lights are also used that attach to the top of the gallery walls.  These can then be angled on to the work.

Set to tour in 2013, watch this space for more details.  The Tent Gallery could be coming to a location near you.

Happy Camping!