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 coming loose. I made the decision to leave up the remaining three.
Despite this, a number of people spoke with me about Harena Now and the work still managed to hold its own (see Fig. 3).
I went back to the venue on Wednesday, June 27, to run the first part of my cyanotype workshops (see Fig. 4).
I wanted to do this to also push more people towards seeing my Harena Now exhibition in the cafe area.
Unfortunately, on arrival, I discovered another image had fallen off the wall. I decided that I would take the work down as I would not have the opportunity to get back to the site with new magnets before June 29 anyway.
This was a disappointment. It seems that despite rigorous testing of the magnet system, on a rammed earth wall in very hot weather the paint on the wall had become ‘gritty’, which made the sticky magnet backing lose grip.
I still managed to talk about the work during my cyanotype workshop and encourage attendees to visit my website for further info.
The images below show a selection from the workshop.
Although the arts market was fun, and a number of people chatted about my work, I don’t feel its the most appropriate place to promote my personal practice in future.