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Fintan
12-12-2007, 04:38 PM
Would Airfield be a logical venue for us in Dublin? No canoe needed either :rolleyes:

Síle
12-12-2007, 07:04 PM
Would Airfield be a logical venue for us in Dublin? No canoe needed either :rolleyes:

Sounds like a plan..

Are you sure we can't use the canoe though?



Síle

thefizz
12-13-2007, 03:27 AM
Airfield? Already on the case, I contacted them a few days ago and I'm waiting for a reply.

Fintan, what about the Gallery of Photography?

mmcclellan
12-13-2007, 06:15 AM
From a publicity standpoint, I think you will draw more visitors to a known gallery than you will to a space that is less-known, although excellent from an exhibitors' perspective. These galleries are tied in to the media, they have their standard invitation lists, protocols, etc., whereas Airfield may not be as well equipped to provide those services -- even if it is a great space.

It's one thing to show and another thing to be seen! :)

thefizz
12-13-2007, 06:50 AM
Thats good advice as usual from you Michael, keep it coming.

thefizz
12-13-2007, 09:03 AM
I have thought of a few questions, so please jump in everyone.

Obviously we need to find the galleries soon and find out how many prints they can hold.
When we know that, we then need to know how many members are taking part to see how many prints they have to prepare.
Should we produce same size prints?
Should we all use same type frames?
Anything else you can think of?

I have not done an exhibition before so please excuse the questions if they seem silly.

Peter

Michael Slade
12-13-2007, 11:02 AM
How would a Yank of Irish descent (Harrigan...County Cork), who has visited the Emerald Isle recently participate?

Sounds like a fun show...I might be able to coerce the wife into returning. I have friends in Dublin that we stay with.

thefizz
12-13-2007, 11:05 AM
The Yanks are welcome to join in, its the Canadians we're trying to avoid ;)
Sorry Catherine, I couldn't resist.

Fintan
12-13-2007, 12:10 PM
Wirelessly posted (Blackberry 8700 series: BlackBerry8707/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/125)


Airfield? Already on the case, I contacted them a few days ago and I'm waiting for a reply.

Fintan, what about the Gallery of Photography?

I'm a member of the Gallery of Photography for years and go to nearly every exhibition. I would be doubtful we would be accepted there but I am not going to put you off trying.

I would have a preference for Airfield as it would certainly meet my goals for this showing, but it must be said others may have goals different to mine and hence a preference for a different venue.

At the end of the day, I'm happy to go along with you guys.

mmcclellan
12-13-2007, 11:36 PM
Sile, feel free to chime in! :) Here's a thought on exhibition strategy:

SIRIUS -- I was involved with hanging one photo exhibit there and the space is WONDERFUL!! It's a gorgeous old building with beautiful wood floors, lots of light, very "airy," and right on the water with restaurants and shopping close by. The "Queenstown Museum" is also close at hand and a lovely hotel nearby as well. A year ago, the manager was an American lady who was an enthusiastic film photographer herself, but I do not have her contact info now. Should be easy enough to find her, though. I am confident she would be most receptive to discussing your ideas.

If you have Airfield (very doable, it seems, with Peter's and Fintan's connections) in Dublin, and Sirius in Cobh (or the Cork Museum, but they may have a longer booking advance time), you could reach two areas of the country, reach lots of young people (students who might convert to film!), and give all your members good excuses to get together on two different occasions. If you do the first exhibit in Cobh, they are well-wired for publicity so if you're lucky, you'll probably generate some mentions in at least one of the "Big Three" Irish papers, as well as smaller ones. "The Examiner," for sure, should give you some publicity, but you may make the Dublin papers as well. "Rebellion Against Digital" has a certain news appeal that might prick the interest of culture and art writers.

With that exhibition behind you, move to Dublin for the Airfield venue. With the publicity you will (hopefully!) have already generated from Cobh/Cork, it will be easier to garner attention in the Dublin area and you might even get Kodak or Ilford or Fuji to throw a little sponsorship money at you. Even 1000 Euros would be enough to make a nice pamphlet extolling the virtues of film, APUG, have some bios and info on the exhibitors, etc.

Incidentally, there is a company in Ireland (forget the name) that makes nice, wood frames for photos and they're not expensive. Not archival, of course, but they look nice and would be perfect for your exhibition. Seems to me they're in Cork, but can't remember for sure. They might be willing to donate frames for your exhibition (40 frames at 20 Euros each adds up!) in return for being a named sponsor and getting a little publicity out of it.

You might want to consider standardizing the size of the mats, but not necessarily the prints. It's much easier to do the framing if all the mats are the same size and it's cool to have different sized prints within consistently-sized mats and frames. It will also be a lot easier to get the framing company (a sponsor!) to donate off-the-shelf frames in mass-produced sizes. Something to think about . . . .

As for number of prints, you might want to do a quick tally of possible exhibitors to see how many there will be and then challenge everyone to do two or three (or whatever) prints so you can estimate a final number of prints. I know Sirius in its two gallery rooms can easily hang 40+ 16"x20" frames and assumedly Airfield could match or better that.

Oh to be in Ireland right now working with you guys on this! :) :) :)

Michael Slade
12-14-2007, 10:51 AM
The Yanks are welcome to join in, its the Canadians we're trying to avoid ;)
Sorry Catherine, I couldn't resist.

Great, I'm in then.

Is the subject matter going to be limited to Ireland only, or is it open?

Thanks! Looking forward to having an excuse to return!

Síle
12-15-2007, 07:43 AM
It sounds as if Cork is well and truly sorted.. well done Catherine and Mel!

As for Dublin.. I agree with Fintan, Airfield would more than suit our needs, however I also agree with Michael, "It's one thing to show and another thing to be seen". Airfield is a beautiful setting, they're very accommodating there, but you really need to drive to get there easily, as we discovered at the last workshop. I felt it was difficult for those who don't drive to get there.

The gallery of Photography is easier to get to, and definitely more organised publicity as Michael said also, but I'm not so sure they'd be willing to facilitate the exhibiton?
There's Draíocht (http://www.draiocht.ie/) in Blanchardstown, not sure if it's also too far out and we have a gallery in Bray The Mermaid (http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/whatson2.htm) but again it's too far out and not central enough for everyone.

I've exhausted all on my list, but surely there's a few more about that will both suit our needs and make it easy for people to visit?


Síle

Bob Carnie
12-15-2007, 09:21 AM
I knew letting Dinesh travel would be problematic.

The Yanks are welcome to join in, its the Canadians we're trying to avoid ;)
Sorry Catherine, I couldn't resist.

Fintan
12-15-2007, 10:18 AM
I knew letting Dinesh travel would be problematic.

Just send over someone that can drink two pints next time :D:D:D

Bob Carnie
12-15-2007, 12:30 PM
Well I know that I am four beer Bob and then I just get silly or fall asleep, If McLean was with us I would at least stay awake since he spills all his beer on his trousers, and he keeps me laughing.
Dinesh is a disappointment for sure, but he is ours and we cannot control all his actions.
I guess its going to be up to Me to go on training, and get my sorry ass over to your neck of the woods soon.


Just send over someone that can drink two pints next time :D:D:D

Dinesh
12-15-2007, 01:18 PM
Just send over someone that can drink two pints next time :D:D:D

I have let down both myself and my country. I am going to hit the pubs hard and promise to do better next time around. :p

Fintan
12-15-2007, 03:50 PM
@Bob and Dinesh
We look forward to a Round #2, LOL


@Everyone else
I was thinking we could base the exhibition around the trips we did together this year [or next] and/or the workshops we ran. That gives plenty of scope and also gives a sort of direction i.e. showing what we achieved as a group. We could run a few more early in the new year.

Any thoughts on that?

thefizz
12-16-2007, 08:50 AM
Good thinking Fintan, I think we need to allocate a view jobs to various people :o

I nominate Mel & Fluffy to sort out the Cork Gallery. Is that ok with you girls?

I don't mind sorting the Dublin gallery but would like help from a second person. Any takers?

We need someone to souce mounts and frames. Don't you have a good supplier Fintan? Can we give that job to you?

I think we need a cut-off date for members to sign up? Any idea when that should be?

Peter

Síle
12-16-2007, 09:04 AM
I don't mind sorting the Dublin gallery but would like help from a second person. Any takers?
Peter

I'll give you a hand Peter.

Síle

Fintan
12-16-2007, 11:44 AM
yes I can arrange mounting and framing when we know numbers and sizes, I will get you a good price.