Exhibition part 2


Hi welcome to my gallery... I'm fairly new to this game, but I would like to thank all of those who have already voted or commented on my pictures for their support, there is no greater encouragement or reward than someone showing they like your efforts.
I thought I would just write an update to this as it was written in March 2011, and time has marched on so quickly. I'd like to think I'm getting to grips with this, but I know I've still only scratched the surface, so I continue to learn, in some parts guided by the kind and supportive members of this site... Thank you all.
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Exhibition part 2

2 Feb 2014 8:40PM   Views : 532 Unique : 386

So, a few days further on... Having visited the Ashcroft Arts Centre again, it looks like 25 images is what is required for the exhibition.

11 A2 images which will end up framed at 31 x 23 inches

4 A2 canvas

2 40 x 25 inch Direct print on to Aluminium Dibond

4 A4 images which will end up framed at 16 x 11 inches

4 6 x 8 inch Direct print on to Aluminium Dibond

Printers and framing all organised.

To do:

Create invites for opening night (postcards of the images in the exhibition) - Drinks and nibbles!!!
Create information cards for each image, giving location, time and date info.
Get extra A4 prints made, mounted and put into plastic bags for sale.
Get notecards made, packaged into sets and put into plastic envelopes for sale.

Work out sale prices for ash item ***** Take Note ****** any Gallery hosting and selling on your behalf want a cut possibly up to 25% so build that into your cost....

Finally after all this, I'm not expecting to sell, this is just to get my face out there (and my 6 weeks of fame), but wouldn't it be nice!!!!

Thanks for reading... any questions just pm me.

Tags: Exhibition Preparing for an exhibition


2 Feb 2014 10:51PM
An expensive business, right enough ( though I understand you got a 500 quid grant, fortunately ) and a lot of work.
Is it being properly curated, or do you have to do your own hang? Are they insisting on mirror plates? ( "health & safety" requirement in many places )
Remember to provide a "Comments" book!
Whether or not anything sells is completely unpredictable... you could do really well, I would think your work is very saleable.
Depends where you pitch your prices, I suppose. And of course people tend to like "Limited Editions"....makes them feel they've got something exclusive.
It's exhausting... but exciting! Grin

marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 10:59PM
Thanks Alan, good tip about the comments book, I hadn't thought of that.

Yes they are hanging the images for me and yes that are insisting on mirror plates, but that is going to be tricky with the aluminium , they'l have to fix the fixing with mirror plates.

Thanks for the supportive comments too, we'll see what happens eh! and yes exciting, nerve wracking and exhausting all in one.

I was asked the question about exclusivity and once again not something I had thought about, I guess I'll have to!
2 Feb 2014 11:13PM
I used aluminium frames for my last exhibition...then discovered they wanted mirror plates. I had to make small wooden blocks and superglue them to the back-boards, that was the only way it could be done. Serious drag!
Will there be enough publicity? ...That's absolutely vital... local press, local free newspaper, posters in shop windows, local Library, Recreation Centre, Community Centre, Banks, Building Societies, restaurants, anywhere you can think of. Joe Public won't go to see it if he doesn't know it's on.

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