Tuesday, 25 January 2011

OPEM exhibition preview: Friday 4th February 6 - 8 p.m.

Work packed ready to be picked up....

Bit of a mad rush yesterday sorting out  my work for the OPEM show in Lincoln. They are taking two panels - and one will definitely be shown. Initially they were going to take all 3 but decided there probably wouldn't be room (so I'll have to wait until August to see all three hanging together). They're picking the work up today and I didn't have much time to work out the best way of packing them - as they're floating panels the edges are vulnerable so bubble wrap/ card isn't really substantial enough. I've put them together in the one case I already had (minus the lid as it wasn't deep enough for both panels with handmade straps to hold them in) and it has worked really well. Quite heavy though - so  think for next time I need to make some lightweight cases which are just the right size to hold one panel. Something to add to my 'to do' list which is already far too long...

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Perspex and presentation possibilitie

I've been researching presentation possibilities for my tissue paper works, ideally they would just be piled on the floor but understandably the museum want some sort of containment so they stay where they are meant to! It is important that whatever I use does the job but isn't too intrusive. Originally I considered a circular perspex 'tray' but the estimates were far too high so I'm going to use a square perspex 'rim' and I'm going to have a go at making it myself!! I've ordered the perspex cut to size from The Plastic People who have  been great - I made a mistake with the measurements and their customer service was excellent. Once it arrives I shall have a go at joining it all together. As I'm not known for my DIY skills this may be a mistake....

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

OPEM Exhibition, Lincoln

I've just heard that my ballpoint pen/ aluminium panel drawings will be shown at the OPEM exhibition in Lincoln which is on from 5th February - 3rd May 2011 at The Collection in the new Curtois Gallery. It will be the first time I've seen them hanging on a wall rather than leaning against one so very exciting!