Since Christmas I’ve been working hard on what the exhibition will look like and how I will curate all the work that participants produce during the making sessions.
At first it was very tempting to go off on wild flights of fancy about the large scale work I could make with the curve stitching technique, and whilst I will still give myself some opportunities to show off a bit, I quickly realised that the core of the project is the exploration of group making and conversation, so that needs to be the core of the exhibition too.
So, Bess and I set about thinking of lots of different ways we could curate the work so that it communicates that core and also looks really impressive and beautiful.
I also made a scale model of the exhibition space at Colours May Vary, partly because I’m just a bit like that, but mostly because of that need to get everything up in one day and how planned and precise we’ll need to achieve that.
I’ve been working in a space I have temporarily for the project over at Sunnybank Mills in Farsley. It’s been great to have a space that is only for this project (means I can leave all the other jobs in my shed) and it will be invaluable when we start making the large versions of all the ideas we’re testing at the moment.
Here’s a few pictures to whet your appetite for the exhibition to come (in June now, not March)…