Thursday, 26 May 2016

Installing Never Judge a Book...

Artworks arriving in Hay: part 1

It has been a very busy week for the team. The Never Judge a Book... exhibition opens this Friday, so artworks have been arriving at host venue Richard Booth's Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye over the past few days.

Our curatorial team, Louisa and Anne, have been on site to supervise the artworks, liaise with artists and art transport teams. Our technician, Oli, is making things ready and putting work in place. Manda has been providing on-site support and Rebecca has been at her desk as backup. All hands have definitely been 'on deck'!

The interior of the bookshop is really something special, so it is quite exciting to finally get our hands on it, after months of planning. Oli has had to put a film over the windows upstairs, in order to protect the precious artworks from the sun's rays, which can cause things to fade.

The upper floor of the bookshop, with artworks ready to be unwrapped

C'ART art transporters arriving

Many of the artworks will be on the first floor

C'ART transporting Bill Woodrow's work

The exhibition is based around the idea of the book as an object: many of the artists whose work is shown have played with the concept of the book, sometimes using it as a sculptural material, as a form to wrap and alter or in a playful and subversive context. You can read more about the exhibition here.

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