Debut Photography Exhibition is go!

An explanation of why (aside from broken legs) I have been a teeny bit distracted from exercise and telling you about exercise for the last week or so…

A little while ago I told you that I had landed myself a space to have a photography exhibition in and that I was rushing about trying to get things organised!

Well, I can now, officially, say I am an exhibited artist. Or more accurately and exhibited photographer.

All the months of planning and uncertainty about planning and desperately emailing/texting people in a panic about planning, has definitely paid off!!

On the morning of Monday 6th August 2018 I (well we as none of this would have happened without my husband!!) turned up at the Capitol

With 39 framed photos all wrapped up snugly in bubble wrap, a set of layout plans made on cut to scale scale pieces of paper with mini photos attached and a whole lot of sundry items such as tape measures and such…

 

The first mildly annoying thing was when we discovered that the entire picture hanging system for the gallery had been taken down by the previous exhibitors and dumped in a box all willy nilly. This meant that the first 3 hours was spent sorting wires, counting wires, discovering a lot of broken wires and fixing wires. Not to mention unwrapping photos and hanging wires back up on the wall ready to attach photos…

This took considerably longer than we anticipated, even taking into account that one of us had a broken leg…

 

I’d love to say that the rest of the hanging process was super quick, but it wasn’t. It involved a good deal of work and an amount of rearranging of groups of photos due to unexpected quirks of the hanging system. Luckily we had an adaptable plan. I hate to think how long this would have taken if we had been disorganised!

Luckily for me I have a husband who can fix shredded twisted wire thingies and is a perfectionist when it comes to getting things hung straight and well spaced!! Conveniently he also had two working legs and could get up a step ladder!! thanks to a considerable amount of team work, a mere 9 hours after we first arrived, I had a photography exhibition! I was extremely exited, tired and somewhat in shock about the whole thing πŸ˜€

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19 Comments

  1. So much hard work and it really, really paid off! It is the most beautiful exhibition – inspiring, thought-provoking and just glorious. I felt so privileged to come along and witness it in the flesh. The photographs are incredible and I know that so many people were blown away by them. Well done, my friend – you should be very, very proud. Well done Mark too πŸ™‚

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      1. I wish you could too!
        It’s on until September if you find yourself in Sussex…
        Although I appreciate it’s not the most convenient location to get to from Wales…

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  2. It looks super, Sam. And a great space for the pictures, too. And I know exactly what you mean about the hanging system. I’ve turned up in the past to hang paintings for an exhibition only to find exactly the same. Lots of extra work.

    Would love to visit, but without a car it’s not the easiest of trips from here. Hope you get lots of visitors, though. (And sales…?)

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    1. It is definitely a great space!
      I think in future I will know what to expect from a hanging system! I think I was expecting too much from the venue (like them having what they said they would on the information sheet they sent me…) However I am extremely pleased to have access to it for an entire month!!

      Horsham is definitely not the easiest of places to get to without a car! It is ok if you happen to start in London or Bognor Regis!

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