Whilst hanging the work there was rather intense discussion as to how the art should be composed within the room with mentions of visual flow and balance and a uniformity of framing materials and the like.
Everything was hung with mirror plates so it was a pretty simple exercise getting everything on the walls once we had decided where it should go.
There was such disagreement between a few of us, myself included, that me and two friends stayed behind later into the night to change it - well when the others came in the next morning and saw everything moved around there was havoc. There was shouting and name-calling and we had to completely rearrange again.
Then the owner of the gallery arrived and rearranged it again and as we were finishing hanging that our tutor came and made a few adjustments too.
In the end everyone accepted it and we had a really enjoyable opening evening with a whole load of people that had been invited by us including some famous artists like Elizabeth Haines and Lee John Phillips who I talked to extensively about Instagram. He convinced me to start an account over on Instagram and I have, it's going very well with very regular uploads of my sketches(like 3 a day) here it is - www.instagram.com/afoxrobinson…
We took that exhibition down Sat 1st of April and wrapped it. Our second exhibition went up in Cinema and Co in Swansea, Wales this Monday the 3rd of April. The gallery space there is just the cinema room but it essentially looks like a warehouse, so we layed out our work before we got there to see what we wanted to hang.
We thought the monochromatic stuff like the drawings would work well color-wise in the space. So we took mostly monochromatic stuff hung as just loose paper with bulldog clips. We also took some colored images, but I think it ruined the look of the space, we arranged it as well as we could.
We also had an opening night there that mostly attracted the swansea youth, because it was student night and they kept being drawn in. It was quite but gave us a confidence on how much exposure our work would get there in the cinema over the month that we had arranged to exhibit there.
There it is, a little explanation of how our exhibition planning and execution went.
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