We had a wonderful evening last Friday at the private view of the Nets exhibition. A huge thank you to Angie Wyman for masterminding the project and for all her encouragement. The work in the exhibition is very diverse but also cohesive with the Nets theme running through. Thank you too to all those who worked hard to bring the gallery space up to scratch for the hanging of the exhibition which looked quite stunning.
We did have some photos of work from the ANU exhibition and I know images are going to a virtual gallery in Finland but I think it would be nice if artists could post images of their final pieces to this blog.
This is our official Nets exhibition poster for our Cumbria exhibition.
We also have a page link from our website www.cumbria.ac.uk/nets
I have been working away at the glass fronted amulet boxes over the past few months as one of several strands in my MA degree work. I was inspired years ago by an exhibition by photographer Fay Godwin and have wanted to work on something which acknowledged this influence. I have finally achieved this with my glass ‘nets’ which obscure and disguise the contents of the boxes they rest on. I had fun photographing this one against the sun-dappled asbestos walls of my 1950s garage!
We had a photography session last Saturday. We had received a grant from out local government for the photography of works as well as a catalogue for the physical exhibition in the Foyer Gallery at ANU in September 2010. It was a long photography session of 20 works as few artists have dropped out since its inception. It was also difficult to photograph works that were installations as set up time was required – so some had to be just details of the work. So that means works are almost complete ready for the show. I just have to go through the images with the photographer and then they will go onto to the designer of the catalogue.
We had a Nets meeting with some of our exhibitors on Monday and it was really great to meet up and re-connect.
We are in the process of creating magazine adverts for our Nets exhibition which will take place alongside our MA Contemporary Applied Arts exhibition in October 2010.
I will upload the advert when it is completed.
We are photographing all of our works during the week beginning 6th September and will forward them to you in Australia to feature within your Nets Exhibition as a digital exchange within the project. I will also send them to staff at Novia University of Applied Sciences, Turku so they can begin to populate their ‘Virtual Gallery’.
Also, looking to create a ‘ 2011 Calendar’ showing Nets works rather than a catalogue so we can use it to promote the conference / unconference.
I want to show this ‘Netwurks’ and the Nets Blog during our exhibition and have it ‘live’ so we can feature new posts during the exhibition.
Also, we are aiming to have a film crew in during the exhibition setting-up (very brave..) and also during the Private View so as soon as the footage is edited then we can publish it and share with you all. As we are working on this project from across the world I wanted to show / evidence as much of the process as we can.
I have been in discussion with Kati Reijonnen in Turku about Pecha Kucha and so all of our artists are compiling PowerPoint presentations (20 images and 20 seconds per image) of their working process to feature during the exhibition.
We have also agreed to add an image of our studio/ workplace/ ‘corner of the room beside the pile of ironing….‘ where we work, our ‘tools of the trade’ (referencing the post that Gwyn made about material culture) and finally a view from the window where we work….