I am now the proud tenant of Bay H as I wrote about in my last post. Snow delayed my moving in but on Monday March 5 I arrived with a range of cards, prints and originals” pieces to start my time as a member of Purbeck artisan Yard.
Moving into a space was good taking my time to put work up. I had worked on labelling pieces for much of Sunday in preparation and added to previous labels for individual pieces and collections of pieces. On Sunday I had also visited to measure up.
Today, Wednesday I popped in for some more time to add more detail to various parts of my display. So far the “fittings” are a table purchased from Jenny the previous occupant and given some chairs by Eddie who previously shared the bay and whose art is now downstairs. In the last three visits in four days I have met a number of my fellow Artisans and I look forward to getting to know them and their work better.
So the key question is why does the bay look like?
I am the far end bay on the first floor on the left hand side. Now that several pieces of furniture have been removed my work can be seen from the start of this floor of the yard.
As the picture shows having enough work is not a challenge, displaying it to its best advantage will take time and patience. This end wall offers a range of possible hanging / display options, the key aspect as it was in the beach hut is to make my work as accessible as possible and on show rather than hidden in a browser.
The end of my bay has a window that opens and allows a good amount of light. The previous bay holders dressed the area as a room setting. I have used the chair and table combination to start that idea again. It will require further “dressing” with time. I intend to only use low levels units and sparingly so as to maintain the feeling of airiness.
The side partition is well anchored to the floor and provides a great display shelf the pallet battens offer opportunities to utilise more going forwards.
As you can see I have used mainly coloured parcel tags to label work and give some background to the piece. This aspect of sharing the story or setting of piece is something I wish to develop so my work has a narrative.
The small shelf on the end wall holds some #artbomb examples and I wait to see how long before some of these are taken. An explanation is now on the shelf as well.
The tale of the bay will continue and I hope that any visitors will offer feedback in person, on here or via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or email.