A blog about the development and curation of my first solo show
All four pieces got in, great news. The fellowship show opening night is the same night at the same venue!
I’ve entered a few of the unsold pieces for this exhibition into the Williamson society of Arts 5th Wirral National Open Art Exhibition. I’ve entered four pieces equalling £24. I couldn’t believe it when I turned up today though, there were rows and rows of work lined up again the walls. I’ve got no chance, I tried to take a little look at some of the work whilst I was waiting, most stuff was facing the wall but the work I could see seemed to be really good.
On reflection I think the experience I have gained from my first solo show is vast. Within the body of work most pieces complemented one another well, and there was enough space to accommodate everything. It’s hard to see how things will look together until you’re displaying the work in the exhibition space and this was something I struggled with. I tried things out at home first, but it’s not the same at all. I think it was more luck than anything that a lot of the work seemed perfect in its chosen place and there was hardly any altering of positions to be made.
I think I was also very lucky on my first show being with Alison, because she gave much guidance, ideas and patience making the experience run smoothly.
I’ve just taken down the exhibition with Alison. So it’s back to having my bedroom full of boxes. I should really throw some work out but I just can’t bring myself to get rid of it yet.
I showed a couple of ladies around my exhibtion this morning before taking it down whilst they where waiting to attend a meeting and sold another piece of work and I’ve got an order to make another too. Alison was fantastic, as usual. She picked me up, helped take everything down and package it all up and dropped me back at home with all the work, what more could you ask for? She is so accommodating. I would definitely recommend showing work there to others, the space is a bit difficult to work with for my type of work because there is a staircase that takes up a lot of the room and not many places I could hang 3D work from, but she went out of her way to make sure I could show everything I wanted in the exhibition and we managed to really utilise the space.
I’m sad to see it all come down but on with the next project. I’m really busy at the moment so I’m very lucky. And Alison said she’d be happy to have me back when I’ve got another body of work to show.
I went over to Mersey Bio today to meet the director, his wife and daughter. I showed them around with Alison and explained my work. I wish I’d taken my camera with me though, I took it to the p.v but forgot to take any photos. Never mind I’m sure I’ll go over again before I need to take it down.