When planning to create a exhibition the space in which you hang your work is equally as important. The spacing can determine the power of your work but also can allow you to see how big you can print. There are some key aspects when measuring your space and to ensure you have all the details correct make sure you double check the measurements and prints. The most efficient way to do this is to take a notebook and tape measure into the locations you are thinking of using. When in the location you want, first take images of the space to document the amount of room you have. The images make great reference points as well to double check the space after printing the images and also to help you create the plan itself.
The next thing to look at is the amount of space. For myself, the first thing I did was take measurements of the height and length of the room. The height lets me determine how high I can place the images but also allows me to leave the correct amount of space to make the print even on the wall. My plans wall came in a 6 metres in length and 3 metres high. This gave me plenty of room to create the A1 images I wanted to hang but also gave me space to keep a good amount of negative space between each image, giving a space between each section.
After documenting the size of the space, my next aim was to look at the image size i had created and also if i was adding any extras to the space (A plight for a book). To fit these into the space, I used some masking tape to show the size of each image and the gap i wanted to have between each one. To have the statement between the images, which is what i planned, I decided to leave a gap of 5 inches to ensure that there is enough negative space between each object but the spacing gives the chance for the viewer to relaxing its eyes between each photograph.
Source is a quarterly photography magazine, available in print and as a digital edition, published in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Source is distributed though-out the UK and international, being the biggest photographic magazine edition and the longest running. The reason I am writing a post today is due to some of my fellow peers have decided to join the site and we, as a collective, thought that the site would be a great way to start networking and show the work we have and want to produce in the future. For myself, this opportunity allows me to start showing the stylistic approach to medical photography and the stories I want to portray in the photographic industry. The company gives chance to new graduates to start their photographic careers, allowing them to show recent work and also have their names out in public domain.
Christine Ryan came to the university to talk about the places she has obtained for the PgCE Art &Design programme. PgCE is a university course which is a secondary foundation to teaching the next generation. She was talking about inspiring the next generation and the fact that the government are currently trying to make art a endangered subject. The course is a intensive 10 months at Lancaster University Campus.
The talk lasted 40 minutes and informed us of what we could possible take as a different path after university. For myself, I have never considered the possibility of teaching and it was interesting to learn about the course and its potential.
The careers ahead award helps recognizes and develops employability skills, providing students with greater opportunities to get the jobs the want after they graduate. The framework includes 3 main elements (Bronze, Silver and Gold), in which students will have to completed 3 different elements to obtain the full award. However, these elements can be achieved and completed separately, allowing you as a individual choose whichever section is most relevant to you to achieve first. The careers ahead team will help you with;
For myself, I achieved this award by participating in a mock interview as part of our degree. This mock interview was staged with my job specification in mind and i was interviews in a controlled style environment, keeping the same formality as a traditional interview. The Gold Award is also a fantastic award to add to your CV to show the development you have undertaken.
As a back-up for the FMP project, I decided to create another project just in case I didn't get the funding I needed. When thinking for another project to create, I started researching into the possibility to document the day to day bacteria a person has on their hands. Bacteria coast all surfaces we always touch and will remain part of ours lives. After researching, I came up with the concept of documenting the amount of bacteria that consists on the hands everyday. To make the project a success, I imitated a study that was produced last year. As part of a study, people were asked to place their hands inside a petri-dish to record the amount of bacteria that lies upon someones hands. In a similar effect, I made sure that everyday I would document the amount of things I touched but also made sure I places my hand in a petri-dish everyday to record the amount for the 12 hours. This project has been on-going for the last 7 months and will be continued for 12 months in total. The images will be added to the site when completed
"The amount of bacteria found on the average human hand is alarming to the uninitiated. According to research from the University of Colorado at Boulder, on average we carry 3,200 bacteria from 150 different species on our hands." - Dr Noah Fierer
Materials are key when thinking about how you are going to place you images on the exhibition walls. From Foamex to Dibond, there are many methods on how to can fix your images to look professional. Traditional, many exhibitions are hung using frames but now there are many different materials you can use. These materials can be more lightweight, stronger and reliant.
Some materials you can use are: