Here are some snaps from photography day for the exhibition a matter of time.
I ordered a 25mm hard polystyrene sheet from a local supplier and arranged for it to be cut into three panels – each approximately 1220x810mm. This size was big enough to hold the artwork and, importantly, could still fit in my hatchback car. In the end, I only needed one panel for this assignment, but having extras will be useful for photographing larger works and for design walls/teaching aids in my workshops.
Each of the works has a combined hanging sleeve and velcro strip casing attached on the back in accordance with these hanging device instructions.
The velcro is designed for hanging the exhibition in venues that have carpet walls but it came in handy for the photo shoot. I positioned a strip of adhesive-backed loop velcro near the top of one of the panels
I then mounted the works on the panel with the velcro. In some cases, extra pinning was required to ensure that the work lay taut and flat and to minimise shadowing. This photo shows the panels sitting on my ironing board at its usual height. You can also see the lint roller that got a real workout that day.
Danielle, my photographer, is a somewhat shorter than me so we lowered the ironing board. I then held the panels so that they were against the wall and not at an angle.
I am now reviewing the photos from the shoot and organising a master set of images that will be featured in the upcoming online gallery, print catalogue and media pack. Watch this space!