My exhibition setup at Sexpo
Thursday night, 12th November I arrived at Olympia in London to start setting up my exhibition. There are four artists along the gallery area, 2 I don’t know and the other is Ken Clarke. We’re in a great position, just near the entrance where you come in.
I unloaded the car and arrived in the gallery area. The walls were up but that was all. The whole setup had been delayed as the PM from India was visiting London and loads of streets were closed, causing gridlock in loads of places around parliament. As a result the carpets were delayed by about 4 hours which had a knock on effect with everyone else.
The fitters came round to start fitting the white backing boards, which is a nice change from the normal black we get at Erotica. We plumbed for a red skirting board, as they were going to fit that to the top as a pelmet but it would cut down useful hanging space. One of the nice things about the layout is there is a 1 metre gap between each artist which will form a visual break so customer’s don’t get confused about where one stand stops and another one starts.
After a few trial layouts along my 6 metre run I settled with 2 large framed prints at each end along the top row. The gap in the middle would be filled with mounted prints.
Setup completed and 40 or so prints up on the wall. A few more signs and banners to go up, along with a bin of sale prints to reduce my stock a little, but the main part of the job is done.