Hi everyone!

As part of my photography course, I have to track my development on a blog. The posts from September 2011 until January 2012 are part of a module called Project Management, for which I was required to work in a group of eight students to create an exhibition. The blog followed every step we took in order to create a successful gallery. The blog posts starting from September 2012 follow my final year on the course. I'll be documenting my research and analysis of my final year projects, as well as include notes of my Professional Practice unit - which prepares us for a range of post graduate options. Finally it also looks at a project called New Creatives, where I'll be working alongside an artists to help college students get more involved with art.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Sorry for not posting for a while! We have been quite busy with all the preparations as the exhibition is only 8 days away!! We have finally got hold of the keys so the venue is officially ours now. We have already put up the banner and some leaflets and posters in the window of Ultraviolet so passers by can't help but look in and read about our exhibition. As the exhibition is nearing so quickly we have also been trying hard to distribute all of the leaflets. I have left leaflets in Bateson Hall and at the desk in Anglesea where students can walk by and grab a leaflet. On Monday I will be distributing some leaflets in Dennis Sciama cafe as well. Everyone has been given the task to distribute leaflets so they will literally be appearing everywhere!

Since we've got the venue, a lot of things need to be done. We are looking into getting an electric heater so it will be a bit warmer inside and a kettle for the tea ladies. Both of these appliances will need to be PAT tested beforehand. We also need to complete the risk assessment and make signs such as "do not touch the photographs" and "floor slippery when wet". Along with that, we also need to contact either Joe (Ultraviolet owner) or the council about getting a fire extinguisher. 

Another recent update is that we have slightly changed the concept of the gallery. Instead of having a Costa in Waterstones feel we are just going to have tables in the venue but no chairs. It had been decided that having chairs scattered around the venue could potentially be a safety risk. We will have a few coffee tables where we will place our portfolios and two chairs for the tea ladies. We are still hoping to achieve a more intimate gallery space by having the portfolios there to be viewed while have a lovely cup of tea. 

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