HOW TO PUT ON AN EXHIBITION
01 DECIDE WHO’S RUNNING THE SHOW
Blanchard exhibits worldwide – here’s our advice for following in her footsteps... Will you host your own, or approach an existing show? If it’s the latter, ensure it’s right for your work. Budget for printing, frames and delivery. Also, consider how experienced the organisers are. Will they take care of your work, protect it against theft and display it professionally? 02 UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS Some organisers prefer samples by email; others request a physical portfolio; some are happy with a web link. Do they need a CV or price list? The organiser should also request information for captions and the event catalogue. If they’re not asking these questions, proceed with caution. 03 PREPARE THOROUGHLY Visit the venue, and think about how best to display your work in the space, considering its size, scale and format. As a rule, the centre point of a piece should be at eye-level for an averageheight person. Don’t cut corners to save money as you’ll end up regretting it. Pay for the best prints, mounting and framing you can afford, and remember to consider how you’ll transport work to the venue, too.