setting up at contemporary applied arts

Today I was helping the curator Tessa Peters set up an exhibition at contemporary applied arts (CAA) in London.  The show is Tradition and Innovation: 50 years of Harrow ceramics which brings together new work by people who trained at Harrow school of art.  I’m lucky enough to be in the show porcelain stacks with some porcelain stacks.
It’s always a shock to see your own work in a gallery suddenly mixed in with others’.  It makes you have to re-evaluate it: I’m thinking now – is it all a bit too small? Too flat? Too simple?
There’s some great figurative work too – here’s Christie Brown with her shelf of figures:

Christie Brown with her work at the CAA
It was just the start of the set-up, a lot more work is to be installed.  I’m still flummoxed by exhibition set-ups – it’s like creating a performance, I think, more than making objects.
exhibition set up at CAA

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