Week 6 + holiday weeks
I have also been researching other Artist Run Initiatives, and gallery spaces taking to the digital spaces over the past few weeks. THE WALLS, QUT Art Museum, Outer Space ARI, are just a few who have started to move their exhibitions and programs to the digital/ online space.
In particular, Outer Space has created sections on their website with links to sections about, artist projects, artist store, artist Instagram takeover, online screenings, film club, and reading club. Particularly the Instagram takeover section would be a great addition to our own group website, as documentation of our takeover and detail about each artist would be accessible via the more permanent website as well.
We may add an artist store section for our Zine and Colouring book and other items we are wanting to give away and or sell.
THE WALLS, have taken a different tact to their online engagement with some of their exhibitions continuing online. They will still have an artist talk and exhibition they will both just be virtually done. The shows still have an opening date and closing date too.
QUT Art Mueseum has taken to a very strong attempt to replicate the gallery experience with creating an immersive virtual tour of their current exhibition "Right of Passage" with a similar feel to google maps, Street view. Our group doesn't quite have the facilities to make something like this with a lack of access to the ELC but we will endeavour to ake the exhibition as user friendly as possible.
Among these websites, I have found the distinction between their physical shows information and the online show's information not easily distinguishable bar Outer Space, which is something I will aim to avoid when we are sectioning out our website.
Wk 6: I have completed a lot. I have completed the patterns for cutting the scroll shapes, cut all the fabrics out, the outlines for the embroidery, and the ironing of all the folded edges.
I have finished hand sewing the detailed outlines of the text and ironed all of the edges to be folded for clean lines when the fabrics are sewn together.
As a group Lemonade Stand had a critique in week 1 of the holidays, discussing where we are at with making, what we are making, what direction is it taking and the meaning.
The group was supportive of the direction I was taking, moving towards embroidery and text, rather than the photographic series as they don't seem to have the same impact as the embroidery work. They did suggest a faster pace for making to achieve my goal. I was also asked about the size and the grandeur of it, where it will be displayed. They will be approximately 1.5m long, the bold white text will sit centred in the middle of each with silk backing to each. They will be displayed in the domestic space as the work links to home, family, and familiarity. I asked about having a plain background for presenting the work and it was supported but also suggested that the domestic setting may add more value to the works meaning.
I will test both of these in the future when the work is completed.