On this stimulating course, we'll show you how to use a range of hanging systems. You'll prepare several paintings for hanging and, crucially, learn how to avoid damaging frames and canvases. We'll take you through the dos and don'ts of packing, moving and installing art, and get you crating works yourself...
Taught by: Nelson Crespo, Lynton Talbot.
On this stimulating course, we'll show you how to use a range of hanging systems. You'll prepare several paintings for hanging and, crucially, learn how to avoid damaging frames and canvases. We'll take you through the dos and don'ts of packing, moving and installing art, and get you crating works yourself. We'll also guide you through the maths of spacing and measuring up, and familiarise you with filling in forms including loan agreements and condition and facilities reports. Expect to handle, hang and install using a variety of tools and fixing methods.
At the course's end, you will have the confidence and skills to hang a small exhibition. You'll know how to avoid causing damage to canvases and be aware of the correct procedures for packing, moving and installing art works.
Who should attend
Those working in museums and galleries, including front-of-house staff who are often asked to help with art handling and installation. It'll also appeal to artists and students exploring an area of interest.
Nelson Crespo’s range of experience comes from working at the TATE gallery since 2004. His specialism is collection care of paper based and photographic collections and contemporary art (paintings, sculpture, installation and also time-based media).
Nelson’s knowledge covers expertise in areas such as managing the care of collections, conservation of paper based and photographic collections, art handling and installation – housing, framing and displaying contemporary art collections.
With his expertise he can also provide tuition in the curating of contemporary art exhibitions having worked on all major Tate Gallery exhibitions and displays since 2004.
Since 2008, Nelson has been visiting Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro where he has acted as an art consultant for galleries and contemporary artists. He has advised galleries on the best practice and museum standards in presenting work and with the artists he assisted and guided them on the production of their art work.
As well as his involvement with the TATE, Nelson works within the print department at Wimbledon College of Arts and teaches on Chelsea College of Arts Art Handling course.
Nelson is a practicing artist and is work can be viewed at www.nelsoncrespo.com
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
- Notepad and pen
- Medium phillips screwdriver
- Tape measure
- Two pieces of 2D artwork (drawing, photograph, sculpture etc)