Nottingham's Surface Gallery currently has it's annual and excellent International Postcard Show on - running daily until Feb 14th when it closes at 5,00pm. Free to view, there is a vast range of art to admire and to buy, as it's all, everything, whatever the medium, whoever the artist, just £15. Some of what caught my eye is below:
As they display everything submitted, it's a great exhibition for seeing a variety of ideas, mediums and executions. You have no way of knowing who created what, or why, so there are no lines between professional or amateur artist. That angsty illustration may be by someone with a arts career, studio and political interests, or a redundancy package, biro and a grudge. This level playing field approach makes for interesting thinking, because everything in the International Postcard Show is treated equally, so you view it all equally, and give every piece the same attention.
Potter down there, and get a lot of art in a lot of small, yet perfect, doses.