So- working out what how to prepare for the 3HAF. We had a meeting yesterday at Prestongrange Museum at which we were given useful information as to how to exhibit and manage that exhibition when the venue is an Open House. Cockenzie Business Centre can be considered such - but as a business centre it has the benefit of not being 'muddied' by personal effects. That being said, I think that a benefit of having work in a home is that often folk can more easily visualise the work hanging in THEIR homes.
The need to make it as attractive a proposition on the outside of the venue was emphasised - to welcome folk in. Trisha and I are considering how to make an A-frame to sit outside and also posters to highlight our presence. We also discussed with other folk who are also exhibiting in that area the possibility of supporting each other in making sure that our visitors go to their venues and vice versa. Footfall is so important.
Fliers, postcards and business card making is on the agenda along with finalising work. I am upcycling previous projects. I enjoy cutting down larger pieces that are not as successful into smaller pieces which are. In this case it fits into the whole fragmentation/trace theme very well. The work I am cutting up is based on shadows so another form of trace or memory. I am making small tiles - the fact that they are slightly irregular in size and shape does not matter - adds to the character. As they are oil based I am augmenting with oil and working out relationships to make two artworks which compliment each other. I have covered board with canvas on to which I have applied washes of acrylic paint. The tiles are then glued on. Once the oil paint is dry I will apply varnish to the tiles.
I have working on the tiles so that they read into one another though spacing is important too in order to add to provide a pause or drama to the piece.
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Carol E Duff