Archive for the ‘Exhibition’ Category

No matter how much you try to organise and prepare an event you always have to be aware of potential mistakes that could make everything difficult. Still, a good lesson was learned on the day: under stressful conditions, your brain becomes more creative than ever. I woke up early in the morning to make sure I organise everything properly. All the pictures were printed A3 size and was expecting the university to provide 20 A3 frames, as agreed prior to the exhibition. But as soon as I got there, I had to face 20 A1 frames almost impossible to fit my printings.

Nevertheless, with a little help from the building staff, we have managed to put everything together and finally, it looked better than expected:

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Selecting the Exhibits

Posted: April 27, 2014 in Exhibition

Time is running short  but I am getting more excited rather than stressed. The outcomes of the drawing class I have organised with Scouts Group kids brought me an amazing archive of 30 drawings and I am proud to say that many of them were impressive. Small details, little patriotism and loads of fun allowed children to express their unique understanding of Palestine. Last night while I selecting the drawings for the exhibition lovely memories from the field trip came in my mind. A while passed since then, but I am preparing to go back as soon as possible.

 

Because art can be the mirror of the soul and can bring up feelings that words can not express.

Work; Work; Work; Work

Posted: April 25, 2014 in Exhibition

I would like to start this post by thanking Lary Page for founding Google and allowing us to have significant information at just one click away. I have to admit I am quite addicted and over use its services for every time I have a question or a doubt about something. I have been thinking a lot lately on how to organise the exposition to make sure it going to be interesting enough to attract people, even more to encourage them to get engaged in the same discourse. Free wine always helps, but that’s not my goal..

Thus after a little Google search I found three business exhibition booklets, with significant information that could easily be applied to any other sort of exhibition.

Further information will follow.

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Exhibition Proposal

Posted: April 12, 2014 in Exhibition

The Earth without “art” is just “eh” 

One of my favorite quotes when it comes to expressing beauty through creative minds as art can highlight deepest feelings of an individual. Children most often, tend to express themselves easily through creative activities that do not require any verbal interaction, emotional pressure or simply an uncomfortable situation. Thus, as part of my field research I have decided to organise a drawing workshop with 30 children part of Scouts Group in Beit Sahour in order to understand a child’s perspective about their country despite any political interference. First, the aim of the activity was simply to spend some time with the children, enjoy and get to know them better, which lately became a loud choir of voices “written” on blank paper. Who was there to “hear”? No one.

The outcomes of the activity were impressive and stand as proof of a culture contested by the media.

More information will follow, but for now I am very happy to announce that the venue for the exhibition has been accepted and I have managed to set a date for the event. As time is short, everything has to be properly organised, double checked and supported by a bit of luck to manage to find all the resources in time. Thus, every detail has to be written down to make sure nothing will be avoided.

For now, this is what I have considered essential for a successful event.

CHECKLIST

1. The Co-ordinator: Antonia Hruscovschi

Is usually in charge or small details and has to keep checking for areas that might have been forgotten.

2. The venue:  Students Common Room, Graham Southerland Building, Coventry University

Hire – Booking confirmed on 12/04/2014

Notices/Signs – Already provided by the university

Layout – Projected screen on the second wall on the right with 30 chairs oriented towards it. Two tables on the left side of the room for refreshments

Lighting – Only the facilities of the room, without extra lights.

Picture Hangers – A3 art work, no frames to be hanged

Refreshment – White and red whine, water and orange juice

Tables/Chairs – 2 table, 30 chairs already provided by the University

Entertainment – always music on the background

3. The finances:

Strictly personal budget

4. Advertising:

Invitation, Posters, Fliers – personal design

Catalog- personal design

Social Media- Facebook Event, Event Brit, Email correspondence.

5. Printing:

50 invitations, 100 fliers, 20 posters and 10 catalog printed via university or personal budget.

6. Preview Evening:

Decide who to invite and send out invitations

Invite some VIP ( CCM staff)

Refreshments and Buffet (according to the budget)

Setting of the room

7. The final event:

Photographs and Journalists

Entrance – number of visitors

Environment