How Would You Hang This Exhibition?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2009 in Events | 6 Comments

I have been invited to have an exhibition next week, which will showcase 48 images from my work on desertification in China over the past 2 years, at a Science and Technology Conference on Desertification Control in Inner Mongolia.

The details of the space I have available for the exhibition have been sent through to me at the very last minute and I am trying to brainstorm ways to hang this exhibition in an effective way.

I have been informed that I will have 40 wooden boards, measuring 120cm x 80cm, almost like an artist’s sketching easel, standing on wooden legs.

The prints aren’t going to be able to be framed in the time we have, so I also need to find a way to ‘stick’ the prints to the boards. Pins? Double-sided tape? Needs to look professional either way.

I’m completely open to ideas from my readership here, so if you have any thoughts, I’d be more than happy to hear them. Make them quick though, as I have 24hours before I head to the printers!

Many thanks in advance!

6 Comments

  1. Sheila
    August 8, 2009

    I think you should go for the conceptual look: hang the pictures upside down.

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    • sgallagher
      August 8, 2009

      Interesting suggestion Sheila. I’ll think about it 😉

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  2. david bowen
    August 8, 2009

    dry mounted prints might not need pins or tape, and rigid photos become more of an object to look at.. could always frame them later for sale.
    good luck

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    • sgallagher
      August 9, 2009

      Hi David. Good to see you here. Thanks for the thoughts. Unfortunately, there is no time for any form of mounting. We’ve decided to go with smaller prints to back them easier to tack or paste. Just need to make sure it looks professional and we’ll be set. Shall post the photos on here from the conference next week. Hope you’re well!

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  3. Armando Ribeiro
    August 8, 2009

    Hey mate that are great news… shame about the tight deadline…

    You could print 40 instead of 48 pics do them close to the size of the panels and then nail them to board with long pins in a way to make the prints look like they are floating…

    This is my 5 cents…

    Hope you are ok. Cheers,

    Ar

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    • sgallagher
      August 9, 2009

      Armando…Your 5 cents is always appreciated my friend! We’re going to go with all the prints, but two to a board now. Pinning them or tacking will be the way to go now. Will be easier too as they’ll be a bit smaller. Hmmm…let’s see what I can find in Beijing over the next day or two!

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