FMP Exhibition Set up/ Presentation

I have now added the final touches to my space for the show, mounting my leaflet holder onto the board alongside the mannequins and presenting my look book. I had initially decided to put some larger prints of my work however I decided on presenting my look book with the work instead as I wanted to have the main focus on the garments and have my booklet next to them to show the range of photos taken in the studio shoot as well as having a small description in the booklet to explain to the viewer what my aims were for this project. I am really pleased with what I have been able to create on this course and during my Final Major Project and feel as though I have been able to start building my own aesthetic and style of work, which is shown in my final exhibition. For the exhibition I will have the space in front of the mannequins cleared as other students also finalise their work and move their belongings so that I am left with a clean, simple space.

To mount the holder to the wall I first measured the distance between where to two nails would go and then placed the holder upright with a spirit level to make sure it was straight before marking on the wall the positions for the nails.

Below are some of my personal favourite pages from the look book, showing the details of prints, structure, knitwear, and weaving, which became strong parts of my FMP and areas I will pursue in the future and on my degree course at university.

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Printed Look Book

I received the look book I designed and have now planned to present this in the exhibition alongside my work to show the viewer a range of images from my studio photoshoot. I decided to include it in the show rather than handing it in with my extra work because the booklet gives a short outline on the collection and also has my contact details, should anyone want to contact me. Below is one of my favourite pages from the look book, I really live the combination of the full length garment as well as the close-up shot showing the details of the woven piece.

 

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Exhibition Set Up

After preparing the studio space I started setting up my area for the exhibition. I initially planned on showing just one garment however as my project developed and I created more pieces to show in the Festival Of Making fashion show, I decided to present the three different looks.

I tested different arrangements of the mannequins, photographing them from different angles to see how the garments would look in the exhibition. I also used sheets of paper to visualise where I will later mount the A2 prints from my studio shoot. I am yet to decide if I will have 2 or 3 images on the boards behind or next to my garments, and if possible I will have my look book on display for the exhibition to show a number of images from my shoot.

I had to do some touching up of the paint and added another layer of gum strip to the edges of the boards to give a more professional finish.

 

Look Book Designing & Costs

To create my look book I used the software, BookWright which allowed me to preview the layout of the cover and individual pages. I decided on using a majority of photos of my garments from the collaboration with a photography student as well as some close ups of my weave and digital print designs. I need to think about how I will present the booklet if I am to include it in the exhibition, possibly on a small stand or on a shelf on the wall.

Transforming College Studios into Exhibition Space

Over the next weeks the UAL Foundation Diploma students and tutors are working to turn the studios into the exhibition space to present the work we have created in our Final Major Projects. The experience has been great as everyone has been working effectively as a team and have made a lot of changes to the rooms already. Tasks have included clearing rubbish and removing old work from the studio and organising work in the store room, as well as putting boards up around the room and drilling, sanding and filling them. Once the decorating is complete I will then be bringing all of my work to college and setting up my section for the exhibition.

Printing for the Exhibition & Costs

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As I want to have some large prints from the studio photoshoot alongside my work in the exhibition, I used the online photo printing company, Photobox to create three A2 posters showing the three final garments I created in my Final Major Project. I chose a matt finish for the photos as I think this will fit in with my work better than a glossy finish. Each print was £6.00 and with delivery the total cost for these prints was £20.99.

 

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