I had an idea to help raise funds for our exhibition by filling a jar with jelly beans and charging 50p a go for people to guess how many jelly beans were in the jar.
This of course meant that I had to count them all. It didin’t take as long as thought.
There’s a rather terrible photo of me counting the jelly beans.
As for how many jeans are in ther jar, I’ll just say that it’s a lot. It was a 2 litre jar after all.
Pub quiz night
Well it’s quiz night at The Registry!!! So far it’s going well, Scott is on the mic, Emma W is photographing, Emma M is asking people to guess the quantity of jelly beans in a jar, Russell and I are sorting out the quiz sheets, Krista is selling the raffle tickets, Nathan is selling cakes and Luke is making sure everyone is ok
About 15 people have turned up
I, along with Charli, am responsible for curating our exhibition, and now that the venue is decided we can get on with doing that.
It’s going to take a lot of work and research into what to makes a good exhibition and looking at how other photographers and artiists have exhibited their work.
A couple of weeks ago Luke and myself went to London and had a good look around quite a few exhibitions, including “Only in England” where Martin Parr has exhibited his own work along side the work of one of his inspirations, Tony Ray-Jones.
We also saw the work of Wolfgang Tillmans, Edward Burtynsky, Tereza Zelenkova and headed off to the Photographers Gallery where we saw their exhibitions, “Bibi” by Jacques Henri Lartigue and “Home Truths: Motherhood Photography & Identity” by various photographers, which was great to see because it was showing several different photographers work in one exhibition, which is exactly what we will be doing.
It was all very inspirational and gave me some ideas for how to go about curating. I wish I had pictures to show but most of these place don’t let you take them.
Hopefully I’ll have a trip to this Briton Photo Fringe in the next couple of weeks too.
I’d just like to make an honourable mention to Action Stations at the Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth.
It was a tough decision on which venue to go for. The Dockyards is massive and an amazing space but unfortunately it was a bit too much for out buget.
Here are just some quick snaps I got on my camera phone. Sorry they’re not great but I’m sure you can still see how amazing this space is.
Exhibition update - The Venue
We have now decidied on the venue, and we are going to the Guildhall, in Portmouth.
We have their Portsmouth room and it is a very nice classy room.
Here are some pictures that Nathan took on his phone(aecept the one that he is in) when he, Krista and myself went for a quick visit. I will go in there at some point with my SLR and take some better shots and post them up here soon, and that will hoepfully give you a better idea of the size of this space.
By the way, I’m the one in the purple checked shirt with the black top underneath.