I have put my name down for the Curatorial group for the final degree show, as there won’t be much happening until closer to the time of the show, I have done some research into putting on an exhibition.
Having an exhibition of your work is an opportunity to not only show your work but to also get the chance to speak to people who have come to see it. There is a lot of information available on the internet to guide you through putting on an exhibition, I have listed some important factors to bear in mind.
- Theme – what is the exhibition about?
- Plan of action – think about what you want to accomplish and how you are going to do it.
- Venue & date
- Time Frame – what activities need doing and by when
- Marketing – get peoples attention, press release, social media, create flyers, posters, email, printed invitations, local radio
- Curation – positioning of work requires careful consideration, plan what goes where
- Opening night / private viewing – as well as friends and family it’s important to invite people who could be important to your future, curators, journalists and gallery owners
- Maintain Interest – Keep promoting, organise events at your exhibitions, gallery tours, discussions.
Once the exhibition is over it is important to evaluate – Look at what went well and what didn’t, look at areas for improvement.