Six Points To Consider When Holding an Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery 107 is very proactive in showcasing local and emerging artists and is delighted to assist any artists in bringing their work to exhibition. Those artists who have already presented their work will know that mounting an exhibition is no mean feat. Success involves a great deal of behind-the-scenes liaison and hard work.

 

So as an artist what do you need to consider when it comes to presenting an exhibition? The goal of this blog post and future posts are aimed to arm you with the knowledge to make things run a little smoother.

 

So here are a few things to consider when planning your up coming exhibition.

 

1. Title of Exhibition

 

Any exhibition held has a title this distinguishes them from other exhibitions and of course gives potential visitors and idea about the story being conveyed by your exhibition. Consider including your name if you are doing a solo exhibition.

 

2. Synopsis

 

Following on from the story conveyed by your title. The synopsis describes your exhibition in more detail. A few sentences on the story behind your work, medium used and motivation give weight to the exhibition title.

 

3. Artwork Images

 

Don’t be afraid to photograph your work. How are you going to reach your audience if they don’t know you exist? That being said, not all of your works need to be photographed. Key pieces that entice and generate interest in your exhibition is what you should be aiming for.

 

Large, high resolution images are best to work with. They can be repurposed for, print and online use without degrading quality and reproduction. 

 

If you have a blog or website that makes reference to your artwork or the process, providing links allows your audience to find you after the exhibition. Prices should be included if you are selling your work.

 

4. Events

 

Are you conducting any events around your exhibition? People do love to connect with the artist so it is worth considering the possibility.  The gallery also has facilities to conduct workshops, other events to consider are:

  • Opening reception

  • Demonstrations

  • Gallery Talks

 

5. Dates

 

Gallery operating hours impact the time frame people will be able to interact with your exhibition. The medium used to created your artworks will determine the time you require to set up and install your works at the gallery. Both of these points should be kept in mind when planning the opening and closing of your exhibition. Don’t forget to include the closing date on any promotional material, not everyone can make it to an opening.

 

 

 

If you are considering an exhibition, the gallery team are delight assist you. Contact us today for exhibition information kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Current Exhibition

OUR LIVING HERITAGE

Our Living Heritage was launched by the Regional Arts Council of Dalby Inc in September 2000.  In April 1999, Mr Richard Hooke was given the task of Photographing selected Seniors from across the Dalby and Wambo Shire Area.  

The personal stories and photography of some of the Senior Citizens of our area are quite remarkable.  What is seen in this exhibition is a selection of thirty people who start to form a visual kaleidoscope of the diversity of personal character, history, tenacity, humour and substance, which has formed spontaneously over time into the nature and personality of the district.

Who are the 'THREE WELL KNOWN AUSTRALIANS'

in the Painting

GUESS WHO?  Locals are being invited to guess who the three well-know Australians are in this painting. 

If there’s such a thing as comfort food in the visual arts world, Martin Shaw’s painting may well be it.  Created in 1982, Three Well-Known Australians is striking in its simplicity: three abstract figures – a headless blue figure, a crouching red figure and a green figure holding an umbrella – sit on a bright yellow background.

But the artwork isn’t just about acrylics on canvas. Shaw, 62, has been touring his painting around Australia since 1983, collecting the names of the people who have visited the work, and cataloging in yearbooks whom they think the figures might represent.

Shaw sees his project as something that ought to stand the test of time. “These yearbooks form a portrait of Australia – what people in 1983 thought is going to be different to what people think in a 100 years’ time,” he says.

ACTIVE SENIORS IN OUR COMMUNITY

This photographic exhibition depicting the active side of Dalby Seniors.  The Dalby Seniors' Week Committee commissioned the exhibition to coincide with Seniors' Week celebrations in 2006.

The exhibition featured the work of talented and then youthful photographer, Nick Shipway.

At the time she said the exhibition showcased the active and interesting side of people over the age of 60.

"We want to show just how active and interesting life can be in the later years and to debunk any misconceptions generally attributed to older people," Mrs Smith said.

Nick Shipway gathered evidence to show how men and women not only in their 60s, but also in their 70s and 80s, are thoroughly enjoying an active, stimulating life.

"I want people to get an appreciation for the seniors and know how much they do," said Nick.

Are you an artist looking to showcase your art?

If you are interested in exhibiting at Gallery 107 please send us an email to request an exhibition pack.