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Appreciation art gallery

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  • 1. Appreciation Visit to an Art Gallery
  • 2. Previous questions on L.Cert  2004 – Choose and name a gallery or museum you have visited . Discuss the techniques used to engage and inform the visitor, emphasising layout, access, lighting, labelling of exhibits, the use of modern technology and the provision of general information.
  • 3. What is an Art gallery?  An art gallery is: A place where works of art are collected, cared for, researched, interpreted and displayed for everyone to visit and enjoy.
  • 4. Considerations of an exhibition  Public access  Lighting  Colour scheme  Hanging of paintings  Display of sculpture  Labelling clear and concise  Catering for people with special needs.
  • 5. Public access  Entrance  Car/ bus parking  Attractive exterior  Clear walk ways  Exits  Easy flow around the exhibition.
  • 6. Lighting  Natural light- windows  Sufficient amount  Effect on art work  Artificial light- spot lights  Shine on work at 45< to stop casting shadow  Effect on painting
  • 7. Colour scheme  White walls:  Provides extra light  Space appears larger  Colours of painting stand out
  • 8. Hanging of paintings  Hung at eye level  Spread out from each other  Hung level  Complement other paintings in the room  Size of room in conjunction with the size of painting.  Labelled appropriately
  • 9. Display of sculpture  Displayed on plinths or free standing  Sufficient room to walk around work and appreciate it  Spaced properly  Labelled properly  Sculpture complements other work in the room
  • 10. Labelling  Name of Artist  Title of work  Medium  Price  Hung under the work  As painting sell this, is indicated by a red dot being placed on the label
  • 11. Catering for special needs  Wheelchair accessible entrance  Wide corridors  Disabled toilet  Elevators  Sufficient floor space within the exhibition
  • 12. Documentation  Floor map  Artist statement  Brochure  General information  Advertising – posters, flyers, newspapers  invitations
  • 13. Layout of display

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