Forget Me Not Project // New Focus at Impressions Gallery

18 March 2020

As part of the group New Focus at Impressions Gallery, This allowed me to be part of a new project with them called Forget Me Not. This was inspired by the recent Arpita Shah 'Nalini' exhibition which explored her family history. This inspired us to explore our family histories that we would then curate together to go alongside the exhibition at the gallery. It was also going to be showcased on the big screen in City Park.

After we had all found an image and object that reflected our family in some way, we then had a day booked to spend in the photography studio at Bradford College. This allowed us to photograph our chosen object, photo and also a portrait of us alongside these stories.

Below are my own photos that was taken as part of the project:

Due to Covid-19 and the national lockdown the launch was unfortunately cancelled. However, we launched the video online over on impressions gallery site. We also was able to do a twitter Q and A.

 The video can be viewed here.

Impressions Gallery // Exhibition Installation (3)

12 January 2020

Installing: Arpita Shah - Nalini

This week saw the take down of Christopher Nunns Work and the installation of the new exhibition by Arpita Shah. Like last time, I volunteered 4/5 days of the exhibition week. Mon, Wed, Thurs and Fri and was able to experience the different stages of the installation.

Monday / This was a day of taking work down. We took down Christopher Nunn's work, quality checked them and them wrapped them up ready for them to be stored. This was relatively easy to wrap as the work was in extremely light frames and all the same size. Nevertheless there was a lot and it was also unprotected (no glass) so we had to wrap them together and place tissue paper and foam between each print to ensure they were protected.

Wednesday / This day started with finishing off the painting in the gallery. One wall needed to be painted a light blue and there were plinths that were needed again so these also needed repainting. We also needed to dismantle previous plinths that were no longer needed and build up a table and bench set for the reading corner within the gallery.

Thursday /  Today, we started to unwrap the work. This is a part of the week, I find the most exciting. Especially as I didn't know what to expect. I had seen one image from the exhibition and read the description on the impressions gallery website but a part from this I had no idea about the project. From unwrapping the work, there were a variety of different images. Many of them was large scale frames which we unwrapped and placed carefully around the gallery. Towards the end of the day Angela and Anne came in and curated the show which again is a part of the installation week I find the most valuable.

Friday /  Today, the work began to be hung on the wall. As this was a touring exhibition, some of the plinths had be transported and needed repainting again so I did this. Arpita also had a large scale Taj Mahal on one of the walls which again, was an interesting addition to the gallery space and to the project itself.

Photograd PGZ2019 // Work Feature

29 November 2019

My series 'Everything looks the same in that Place' produced as part of my Masters has been selected to be part of the Photograd Zine 2019!

Preview of my pages below! To see more of the project head over to my website


Impressions Gallery // Exhibition Help (2)

26 September 2019

Installing: Christopher Nunn - Borderland: Stories from Donbas

Back at impressions volunteering with the set up of the next exhibition. This time I was able to spend 4 days in the week at the gallery so was able to experience various stages of changing the exhibition.

Day 1
Monday / This was the first day of the installation week. This is a day where we take the work from the previous exhibition down. Once we had taken an image down, we then had to fill in the condition report on any visible damage if we found any. After this we then carried on with wrapping the work up so that it could be stored safely.

Day 2
Wednesday / This day started off with finishing the remainder of the painting from the day before. Once this was complete then we was able to tidy up and start unwrapping the new work. We unwrapped all the work and laid it out around the gallery ready for the curator and artist to come in to curate the exhibition tomorrow.

Day 3
Thursday / This was a really interesting day and one that I didn't get to experience at the last installation. With all the work laid out around the gallery, today was time for the show to be curated. Christopher Nunn and Anne (Curator at Impressions) came in the gallery, along with us and started to put the show together. This involved a lot of moving the work around until we had a layout that was working. This was a valuable experience in being able to see how a show is curated and all the different elements that have to be considered to make the show a success to the viewers.

Day 4
Friday / Now the show has been curated, this was the day in which it needed hanging. Dom was in to do this and I assisted him. This was useful in which Dom had talked me through how he hangs the work and the different tips he uses along the way.