Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hanging in Progress

Today was installation day at Gosford Regional Gallery. In addition to the hanging of the Twelve by Twelve quilts in the foyer; the works in The Reconciliation 2010 Aboriginal Artist's Art Competition were being hung and judged and the finalist works of the 2009 Ranomok Prize for Contemporary Glass were being carefully unwrapped and placed on their plinths.

This is how the foyer looked at 1pm. I should have taken a photo at 4.30pm but let me just say that, despite much huffing and puffing, it didn't look much different.
At this point, we abandoned plans A and B and proceeded with Plan C which involved hanging the quilts on rods rather than pinning them flat on the wall. An emergency dash to the hardware store for some more dowel and eye hooks; some fancy work with power tools and this is how the foyer looked at 6pm.
There's still some tweaking to be done with positioning the quilts on the rods and the placement of the mosaic sets plus signage but everything is in good shape for those fortunate people who attend the Australia's Biggest Morning Tea event at the gallery tomorrow morning to raise funds to help the fight against cancer and will get a sneak preview of the exhibition before its official opening on Friday 28 May.

Many thanks to director Tim and volunteers Katrina, Bard Haerland and art quilter Kay Haerland who assisted with the installation.  I could not have done it without them.


Kristin L said...

Well done! From here it looks very clean and tidy and shows off our work well. I know it must have been frustrating to change course several times, but it looks like it was well worth it! Thank you so much for taking this on for all of us!

Lynne Brotman said...

The installation looks pristine, engaging and very well done. Congrats. Very interesting quilting artists.