Saturday, September 10, 2011

Rivers of Colours exhibition finally opens 10/09/11

Rivers of Colour opens
Well it has finally appeared and The Rivers of Colour photography exhibition has opened at the Dunedin School of Art Gallery in Riego Street over the weekend.
I learned two things:  1: never open a show on the same day as a rugby world cup match across the road and 2: never open a show while a marathon is being run on the road outside.
Traffic abounds and parking is non-existent therefore only the dedicated come to the show.
My thanks to the more than 70 people who showed up as it was much appreciated and I hope that for the rest of the week many more will come and see the works.
I printed the works in 3m long sequences of A4 and A3 high images based on five themes, Cricket, Colours of India, Auto, Moore Rd and Portraits from Moore road. Then I joined the 3m sections together to make longer 6m sections which we hung from the walls in cradles of Mylar and pinned these to the walls. Thanks to Richard, Mech, Andy, Kath and Jono for helping me raise the images as it is definitely not a two person job.
I had a bunch of people come through from the two local camera clubs, fellow students, lecturers and interested members of the public who all seemed to enjoy my pictures especially the portraits.
In the background I had sounds of India playing and presented the smells of India with a wide selection of Indian snack foods to sample while they viewed the images.
Now I have to prepare the show to take it to the other centres in the South Island so that should be fun and then also think about sending it back to India.