Unseen Festival

Once all the work was received I was then able to think about the presentation of the exhibition. Like McNeill, I wanted to use the open space within the gallery without negatively effecting the work within the exhibition. The exhibition space is one large open room, with large windows on two walls one facing south and the other west. From this I decided I would like to add something to the center of the room to add more space for work to be presented on. One of the best examples of using open space to present photography is Unseen Photography Festival. For example, Unseen's large colourful walls add a maze-like affect for the visitors to follow round the exhibition. However, what I was most interested by this piece was the scale initially grabbed your attention but didn't distract from the work. The cost to make these walls would be cheap as it is just board and screws. However, because the boards are so big they wouldn't work in The Brunswick as they would block the light from the windows, making the other side of the room too dark.

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Looking further into Unseen, I found an interesting use of temporary walls. These walls were similar to the others as they were tall. However, I was interested in the holes in the walls which were used to hold items such as books. At first I was interested in their initial function but then had the idea of using these holes of a way of letting light from the windows pass through the constructed wall. However, for this to work, less of the wall would have to be covered in board. After drawing up some ideas, I decided to make the boards used on the wall be the exact size needed for the work and then leavethe rest of the wall, board-free to let through as much light as possible.

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