Saturday, September 1, 2012
Preparing for the show.
I had no idea what was involved in putting on a show of any kind, and I am so glad that the responsibility was not with me to decide what to hang, and where to hang it! I would have probably chosen to plaster as many cloths and aprons as I could fit on to the walls, but the curator at Bundoora Homestead assured me that a good art gallery does not do things like that. These first four photos are of the gallery bare of display. My linens lay on the trestle table all freshly ironed (you can see the ironing board in the third picture) . The fourth picture shows the two men who set everything up. They were very careful with the fabrics, asking me with each item if I was happy with the placement. They were prepared to use a complex (to me) system of hanging the cloths, but I told them to go ahead and use small tacks - that is how we pin things up at the Guild gallery.