A little while ago I told you that I had landed myself a space to have a photography exhibition in and that I was rushing about trying to get things organised!

Well, I can now, officially, say I am an exhibited artist. Or more accurately and exhibited photographer.

All the months of planning and uncertainty about planning and desperately emailing/texting people in a panic about planning, has definitely paid off!!

On the morning of Monday 6th August 2018 I (well we as none of this would have happened without my husband!!) turned up at the Capitol

With 39 framed photos all wrapped up snugly in bubble wrap, a set of layout plans made on cut to scale scale pieces of paper with mini photos attached and a whole lot of sundry items such as tape measures and such…

The first mildly annoying thing was when we discovered that the entire picture hanging system for the gallery had been taken down by the previous exhibitors and dumped in a box all willy nilly. This meant that the first 3 hours was spent sorting wires, counting wires, discovering a lot of broken wires and fixing wires. Not to mention unwrapping photos and hanging wires back up on the wall ready to attach photos…

This took considerably longer than we anticipated, even taking into account that one of us had a broken leg…

I’d love to say that the rest of the hanging process was super quick, but it wasn’t. It involved a good deal of work and an amount of rearranging of groups of photos due to unexpected quirks of the hanging system. Luckily we had an adaptable plan. I hate to think how long this would have taken if we had been disorganised!

Luckily for me I have a husband who can fix shredded twisted wire thingies and is a perfectionist when it comes to getting things hung straight and well spaced!! Conveniently he also had two working legs and could get up a step ladder!! thanks to a considerable amount of team work, a mere 9 hours after we first arrived, I had a photography exhibition! I was extremely exited, tired and somewhat in shock about the whole thing 😀

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3 thoughts on “Debut photography exhibition is go!!

  1. This is officially the greatest photography exhibition that ever existed 🙂 I am so proud of you and just so happy that all your hard work and talent have received the recognition they deserve. Hopefully the first of many!

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