We are currently exhibiting our Neuroscience work in Castle Quay shopping centre in Banbury.
The process of exhibiting has been a really interesting learning curve for me and it has been great to work on a collaborative finale with my fellow students. I think the space we have created looks really effective and is a fantastic showcase of our work and individuality.
Throughout this project we have all worked independently on very different themes based on the Neuroscience topic, but when it came to preparing for the exhibition we all came together.
Once in the space, we each adopted an area and prepared the boards for the exhibition, stripping them down, filling and repairing before re-taping the seams ready for painting. We then collectively painted them, working in a circuit making the most of the limited resources we had. In the beginning the preparation for the exhibition seemed like a huge task, but by pulling together whilst working independently, the space very quickly emerged as a pretty impressive exhibition space.
When considering our individual exhibition space we discussed the amount and size of work we would be showing, before making the decision on who would go where. This was a still a flexible decision until the day of installation, as for many of us, myself included, it was hard to visualise how the work would be positioned as well as juggling dimensions.
On the day of installation, I brought my husband along with me to help – which I’m incredibly glad I did, as I had totally underestimated how heavy my exhibition piece was. It did however fit perfectly in the space I had decided on, which was great. After the realisation of the weight of my piece, we brainstormed to figure out a way of fixing it to the space. As my piece is a rug, my husband came up with the brilliant idea of fixing it with carpet grippers, then reinforcing it with screws. This technique worked perfectly.
Seeing everyone else’s work installed looks amazing and it’s great to see the public reaction to our work on the days I have been in to man the exhibition.
We held a private view on Thursday night, which was a great success. Organising drinks and sweetie bags for our guests, which were fantastically received.