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Appreciation art gallery

  1. 1. Appreciation Visit to an Art Gallery
  2. 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. 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. 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. 5. Public access  Entrance  Car/ bus parking  Attractive exterior  Clear walk ways  Exits  Easy flow around the exhibition.
  6. 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. 7. Colour scheme  White walls:  Provides extra light  Space appears larger  Colours of painting stand out
  8. 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. 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. 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. 11. Catering for special needs  Wheelchair accessible entrance  Wide corridors  Disabled toilet  Elevators  Sufficient floor space within the exhibition
  12. 12. Documentation  Floor map  Artist statement  Brochure  General information  Advertising – posters, flyers, newspapers  invitations
  13. 13. Layout of display

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