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Informing Contexts – Gallery Wall Layout

When determining my final sequence of images, I created a possible layout for a gallery exhibition.  I chose not to use frames for the images, based on my previous thoughts about interpretation.

Figures 1-4 show the gallery walls.

Wall 1v2

Figure 1: Sutherst. Wall 1. 2017

Wall 2

Figure 2: Sutherst. Wall 2. 2017

Wall 3

Figure 3: Sutherst. Wall 3. 2017

Wall 4

Figure 4: Sutherst. Wall 4. 2017

I chose white as the wall colour for the images as I felt it gave a particular intense quality to my work. The work is brightly lit so that it can be seen clearly.  A drab and dreary gallery will not allow the work to be appreciated. The grey labels do not distract from the images.  They would simply contain the title of the work and the year of creation.

All the images are the same height to create a sense of unity in the work.  The images would be printed as a photo print under an acrylic glass front.  The finish will be matte to reduce the amount of reflections from the lights.  The acrylic glass front will mean that the photographs would not need any additional support when being mounted on the wall.

I am pleased with how my portfolio would look in a gallery context.  The clean walls and uniform display make the work seem like a big performance. Reflecting on the sequence, I am happy that I now have it correct for the intent I set out with.


Wall Image from Pinterest. 2017. White Wall Art Gallery | Free Gallery Wall by mkrukowski | Artistry | Pinterest | Wall art, Galleries and White walls. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 23 April 2017].

Door Image from Arazzinni AZ-4H-9010-3080-CIH SmartPro 4H Polar White Modern Interior Door [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 23 April 2017].

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