Friday, 27 May 2016

Installing Never Judge a Book...

Artworks arriving in Hay: part 2

Once you have the artworks in the building, it is time to install them in their correct places for the exhibition. Lots of work goes on behind the scenes in advance, when the curators make visits to the venue and plan where each piece will go. There are many things to think about when planning where the artworks will be sited, to ensure that the art looks its best and the exhibition takes a coherent form that engages its audiences. 

Practical concerns include the weight and size of an artwork. Working in unusual venues means that there may not be the same kind of large entrances that a purpose built gallery has, or there could be a weight restriction on an upper floor. Tape measures are a vital piece of kit for the Meadow Arts team!

The Never Judge a Book... exhibition is open from Friday 27 May to Sun 17 July at Richard Booth's Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye.

Installing Bill Woodrow's sculpture, Open Book

David Leister testing the projection for Luke Fowler's work

Thom Snell installing Sound Books

Oli, Manda and Anne taking a well deserved rest

Tape measure at the ready

Read more about the Never Judge a Book... exhibition and artists here

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