Wednesday 25 May 2011

Diary of an Exhibitionist #1

Late last year, I applied to this years Sculpture in the Sanctuary at Reg Taylor's Garden Centre in Southwell.  I'd visited it in 2009 with my son and some friends and I thoroughly loved it.  Here's a blog post I wrote about it after I had been and some pictures, conveniently put into a slideshow: Sculpture in the Sanctuary 2009

The organiser liked my work and I was very excited to have been offered the chance to exhibit there this year, so I went up last week to view the potential space.

As last time, as well as lots and lots of sculptures in the gorgeous Swan Sanctuary, there will be work in glasshouses, and this is the one I hope to display my work in:

A view of the glasshouse - look at all that light

That spot to the right of the path looks ideal

This was taken on a slightly dull day - as you can imagine, in summer, when the exhibition is running, it will be flooded with glorious sunshine. A lot of the lush, more established taller greenery will be staying, but the gravel beds on the floor, currently filled with lots of pots will be a lot clearer for our work.

I am thinking of some kind of free-standing structure,several panels, quite tall, so that for the top, you have to look up, and the light from the glass roof will shine through and highlight the texture.

One of my original textured panels

Maybe not green, with all that lush, but this sort of texture

Perhaps bold, contrasting colours

I'll probably be working with texture again, although I'll be thinking about the project brief/working titles over the next week or so to decide on what that will be.  I do think this kind of texture will work really well though, in colours, as with the right kind of light it will cast lots of interesting patterns and shadows.


georgiebee said...

Dawn, that looks amazing!!..keep us posted!..;o)x

Jolene said...

Thanks for sharing your diary posts with us dawn, looking forward to seeing the next instalment, Jo x