Tuesday, July 03, 2012

"Postcards Of The Hanging"

We hung the Ely exhibition this morning and, thankfully, it all went very smoothly.

I was able to get ahead of myself a little by making a plan of the space and so the engravings were already "sorted" onto groups when I loaded the car this morning:

 


The Downstairs room at the Old Fire Engine House is a real treat - I love to gaze out of the windows:





Armed with the plan...



... I laid the engravings on the floor to check the positions. We made some last minute changes which were a definite improvement:




I like to hang along a level line and used cord to achieve this. You can see it on the next photo - it sags but can be pulled tight when needed:



Gradually, the frames were placed and hung. I like to measure everything very carefully but, once started, the work goes quite quickly.



Here are some shots of the finished room after the glass had been cleaned but before numbering:





The venue is also an excellent restaurant and we enjoyed a lovely lunch after the hanging.
I can recommend the herring starter:




 If you are in the area, Do please come along to the Private View on Thursday Evening, or see the exhibition during the rest of July. Further details can be found in the previous post below.

Lots of things ticked off my list today - Open Studios are next!








2 comments:

mandy walden said...

looks beautiful ! Thanks for posting the photos. Good luck with the show.

Elizabeth said...

Best of luck with your exhibition.
The space looks elegant and serene.
Have not been to Ely for 40 years. Obviously time to visit again.