Lots of develops with our group exhibition...
As a group we had to give an informal presentation of our ideas, 2 members of the group were unfortunately taken ill. This did not trouble us, instead we each took on a section of our presentation and went ahead producing a successful presentation.
With the deadline to pay for our venue closing in we began our fundraising. We started with a bake sale, which was very successful, leaving only a small amount left to raise.
For the bake sale I was asked to complete the Risk Assessment for the sale to take place in one of our University buildings.
However, I did not perceive how long this would take. After speaking to our health and safety officer I knew I had to complete the RA, then gain permission from the catering manager (as we would be competing with his cafe), then I would have to gain permission from the head of school.
After completing the Risk Assessment and having that approved, I then went on to gaining permission from the catering manager. He asked for a method statement, a copy of the Risk Assessment and a disclaimer. Regulations were changing on bake sales, so I was then unsure as to how to complete these documents, so made contact with the health and safety officer, as I wanted to make sure I had the correct documents.
During this time, the group decided we were running out of time to fundraise so changed the day and venue of the bake sale. It was now to take place in Cascades shopping centre, from 11am-4:30pm on Thursday.
On the day of the bake sale, business started of slow, we came to the agreement that we would need to approach people to gain interest in our stall. Myself and another member of the group (Natasha) took charge of the bake sale over the lunch time period (11:30-2pm). We both actively approached shoppers offering our cakes and the opportunity to 'guess the weight' of a cake.
I have now began to start thinking about how I want to display my work. As our chosen venue is an older building we are only allowed to hang work on a wire system. I initially wanted glass framed, window mounted prints...after having a practical on print finishing and speaking to others about my ideas, I have come to the conclusion this will be too heavy and could cause an accident if it were to fall. To resolve this issue, I must look for light weighted frames and use perspex rather than glass.
I have also started to think about my prints, I would like to have 9 final prints...3 from 3 different shoots. As my photographs use a lot of detail in the locations I would like my prints to be no smaller than A3. I have contacted a print company I was recommended, and they have been kind enough to send me some sample print finishes.
- Raise final funds to pay for Venue.
- Pay for the venue.
- Decide on print finish and print test prints.
- Research into framing, cost, size etc.
- Visit Venue and check space I have and wire system.