Sunday, October 25, 2015

Before and a bit of after

It is Sunday afternoon. The exhibition opened on Friday night. We listened to Caren talk on Saturday morning. We shared times with family and friends and were just generally busy all weekend. Happy sigh.

I was hoping to do a before and after type post - but I'm not yet able to process the whole shebang - the gorgeousness and wonder of it all; but I will do so on Tuesday I hope; when I can gather my thoughts without falling asleep at the keyboard.

The lead up to an exhibition is all about schedules and timetables and just ticking things off. Every day there was something to be done and of course in many ways there still is; but it is a fine thing to have reached this far.

Wednesday last week saw me driving the hour north to Noosa with the car filled to the gills; lucky Barry didn't want to tag along - he would have been strapped to the non-existent roof-racks!

Just me and all my bits...

Seats down, boot full.


Passenger's seat packed high as well.


The gallery was well-prepared for us with tables covered in bubble wrap and foam blocks to rest the wall work on...

There was quite a lot I'd have to say when you gather it all in one spot and lay it out!





I admire the gallery staff who envisage what to with it all and how to make it all come together beautifully.  I was so glad that it wasn't my job to get everything organised, shelved, hung and labelled!

Gallery 1 is a beautiful, large light space. Here it is waiting to be filled...


With all sort of boxes, containers, shelving and what not at the ready...





Which is where we left things on Wednesday...

And then there was Friday.

© 2015 Barry Smith.



16 comments:

  1. Looks wonderful - how I wish I could be there. Good luck with the exhibition you both deserve every success for you beautiful and sensitive work.

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    1. Thank you Diane. It is wonderful to have the wishes of so many and from so far!

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  2. looking forward to seeing more!

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  3. WOW- looks fantastic, good luck with it all, l'm sure everyone will love it

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  4. Looks like it will be a fantastic exhibition, beautiful work in a well hung space. Wish I could see it in person but failing that looking forward to more photos

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    1. Thanks JAc - the space is beyond belief perfect for our work - we feel so fortunate to be showing there...more photos soon!

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  5. fiona, i so wish i could get over to see this!

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    1. I know Velma - I wish we could have had you here!

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  6. what a tease, we need to see lots of photos and all the details... oh that's a bit demanding, pretty please with cherries on top?

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    1. OK Mo! Shall do my best - my head was way too empty/full to focus, but we are getting back to normal programming now and shall hopefully deliver you some delights! Go well.

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  7. Oh the last photo is amazing! Can't wait for the rest.
    Sandy in the UK

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    1. It really gives a sense of the beauty of the space and the show Sandy - the rest will appear soon I promise!

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  8. A show I would definitely want to see if it weren't for the oceans in between. Looks amazing. I look forward to seeing more once you're not falling asleep on the keyboard. :)

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    1. Thanks Valerianna - it would be great if you could have made it across oceans! In the end it is also a show I would like to see, so I figure that means it works...go well.

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