Behind the Scenes: Degree Show Preparation

With all of my official deadlines met and presentations completed, attention has turned fully to our Final Degree Show, which opens on Thursday 20th June 2013 at the University’s Kingsway Arts & Media campus. I have made the decision to use Glovebox as my main exhibition piece, and have been working over the past week to visualise how my space will look.

My plans changed half way through last week when I decided it would be appropriate to relocate my space and rethink how to best present my work. After an uncertain day on Friday, the space I will be exhibiting in was approved, along with the work that I will be displaying. The image in this post shows how my space was looking on Friday, with (very rough) mock-ups of what I’m intending to show. This weekend has involved preparing exhibition boards for print, as well as ordering a secure locking case for my iPad, which forms part of my exhibit.

Very much a work in progress! The spinning chair won't be featuring, and the shelf will indeed be mounted on the wall!

Very much a work in progress! The spinning chair won’t be featuring, and the shelf will indeed be mounted on the wall!

I’ve also been working on producing the official catalogue for the show, with roughly 180 pages of students’ work from Fine Art, Graphic Design and Photography. This has been especially challenging and time consuming, but I’ve been able to refine my InDesign skills further in doing so. The final piece of work was submitted to me over the weekend for inclusion in the catalogue, so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to fully focus my attention on my exhibition space at the start of this week; it needs to be finalised by Thursday 6th June.

I’m really looking forward to seeing the space come together and it will be fascinating to see everybody’s work together and to see such a range of talent from across the three courses. Stay tuned for more on {Un}Lucky 13 over the next few weeks.