My local East Melbourne Library provides display cabinets for residents to book for a month at a time for exhibitions. With the encouragement of friends, I booked a space for August. Then, with the incredible guidance and assistance of my good friend Louise, (curator and exhibition designer) we planned and then set up my display.
This took many hours and the time that we spent planning paid off. I learnt that there is a lot involved in finding a theme, keeping focus and using the space of the glass cubes that make up the cabinets. I cut 12 squares of 30 x 30 cm paper (the number and size of each shelf) and spread them out over the floor at home . I then decided what should be placed in each shelf. We took it all down to the library last Saturday, making slight alterations on the day .
All along, I had visualised how I wanted my feather and nests sketches to be exhibited, and the final display exceeded all of my expectations.
The theme of the exhibition was based around the drawings I have had printed as Greeting Cards and envelopes (which are available for sale on my Etsy site). They include feathers, nests, library books and ladders and snails.
There is one display cabinet featuring library books and ladders.
FEATHERS, NESTS AND SNAILS
I also wanted to include some of the original objects that the drawings were inspired by.
I have already received some lovely feedback from the library staff.
I hope that you have enjoyed strolling through my first solo exhibition with me today. It is very big event for me and I very proud of my exhibition.