The Goolwa Art and Photographic Exhibition starts on Easter Saturday with over 600 paintings and photographs on exhibit. It is the first time it has been run by the Rotary Club of Goolwa and some volunteer help was called to firstly accept the work from the artists and then to help with hanging the artwork. On Saturday afternoon I did a four hour shift and helped label the paintings as they were received and yesterday I spent the morning helping hang the exhibition. They had a person with a lot of experience look at every painting and photo and she directed where they had to be hung. They had been presorted into subjects etc. but a lot of tweaking was required along the way. It was a great experience as I have only every been involved in hanging about 40 pieces at any one time so seeing what was involved in the juggling to end up with a cohesive exhibition was very valuable.
I have three paintings on exhibit "Juice Me", Mum and Me" and Life Pattern. I actually hung one of my own pieces (Life Pattern) which was rather nice. Not sure I am totally happy with the positions I have been given but I bet every artist says that.