Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Quite the installation!

The first exhibition at Town Hall Gallery for 2010 was installed over the weekend. Everything Changes Over Time an installation by Lachlan McDougall is one of the most ambitious and time consuming installations held at the gallery. As a sneak peak, I thought that I would post some of the 'in progress' photos...

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Here is Lachlan attaching the primed canvas to the floor of the gallery. The canvas covers most of the floor and is the main focus of the exhibition.

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Coloured natural pigment was then laid down with a teaspoon, spelling out a variety of phrases. When I asked Lachlan about the pigment, he said that it was an all natural, non toxic pigment. The colours for the text were selected as they were non-toxic to the viewer. Brighter colours could of had the potential to be harmful to visitors. So I hope that you are all happy to know that you are safe in the gallery!

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It took many, many hours for Lachlan to get all of the text onto the canvas, ready for our visitors to walk through it and disrupt the pigment and push it into the canvas.

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And here is the final result, all ready for you to come and walk through it. The exhibition will be filmed via a time lapse camera to capture the results of the installation. We will also be posting some photographs through out the exhibition to keep you up to date but hey, why don't you come in during the show as well to see what's happening?!

Everything Changes Over Time is open to the public tomorrow, Wednesday 13 January and the official launch is on Thursday 14 January from 6pm. We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition!

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