I was incredibly thrilled that Kiran Pereira of SandStories kindly promoted Harena Now via her website and social media. I had emailed Kiran to let her know about my work, and how vital her work has been to my research into the sand crisis. She wrote back to say that she had been meaning to … Continue reading Sand Stories – thank you
While my 'mini' show was running at the Eco Park, I also took part in their summer arts market on June 24 to help promote Harena Now (see Fig 1 and 2) and other work. On arrival at the market I discovered that one of the images had fallen off the wall, and another was … Continue reading Art market and workshop
I was ready at 6pm, with tea, coffee and rum punch on hand. I had allowed for up to 30 guests. Only 6 came, with a handful of people wandering in from the Otter Surfboards open evening taking place on the same night. In one sense this was a disappointing turnout but it had been … Continue reading Open night at Eco Park.
Having decided this exhibition was to be a 'mini' show of Harena Now, I did not promote the event as widely as I intend to promote my larger show in July. Having said that, I did use social media, online networks, noticeboards and via the venue to give it a plug. In Figs. 1 to … Continue reading Show promotion for Eco Park venue
Having chosen not to frame my work, and having researched my chosen magnetic hanging system, I was feeling quite assured that the install for this first 'mini' Harena Now show at Mount Pleasant Eco Park would go quite smoothly. The venue had had a theatre performance the night before and I had the option to … Continue reading Installation day – June 22
I plan to encourage feedback at the exhibitions I am holding for my Harena Now project. This project for me has much more longevity than the end of my MA, and I hope it will continue to develop and grow. To assist with this, hearing people's comments about the work and the shows will add … Continue reading Feedback form
I decided my warning notice in my previous blog post was perhaps a little strongly worded: https://josiepurcellphotographyma.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/final-elements-of-first-show/ I have now updated this (and corrected a spelling error) as below: This is more about making sure young children are not left alone in the cafe space and potentially reach for the small silver magnets and put them … Continue reading Warning notice
Ilford kindly donated four boxes of expired paper a few years ago. Two are fibre-based and two are resin coated (see Fig. 1). For the majority of Harena Now I have used the Warm Tone Semi-Matt paper as it seems to create the most vivid blues, yellows and purples when auto-toned in Photoshop. I recently … Continue reading New pieces – new paper
With the first show for Harena Now taking place from June 22, I have been putting together a few final touches - paperwork mostly. The space I have is one wall that measures 6m x 2.5m (18ft x 7.5ft). The work will hung unframed with small magnets. I will hang it as high up as … Continue reading Final elements of first show
Harena Now, my MA project, has evolved into being created with a non-fixed lumen process and digital manipulation. I have opted to show five pieces at my first show on June 22. I also wanted the images created to be as large as my budget would allow. On this occasion that is A1 on the … Continue reading Why lumen?