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My exhibition setup at Sexpo

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.

Arriving with the first load of prints on my trolley

Arriving with the first load of prints on my trolley

Wall looks a bit bare, they still have the white boards to put up.

Wall looks a bit bare, they still have the white boards to put up.

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.

Fitters installing the white boards and skirting, my stuff in the foreground

Fitters installing the white boards and skirting, my stuff in the foreground

Starting the layout with a rough positioning of images.

Starting the layout with a rough positioning of images.

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.

Two prints up!

Two prints up!

Now for the rest....

Now for the rest….

Top row completed

Top row completed

Almost there.

Almost there.

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.

Da-Da! All done.

Da-Da! All done.

View from the other end, really pleased looks great.

View from the other end, really pleased looks great.