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 is a Visual Artist, Educator and Paper Conservator. Nelson’s range of experience comes from having been a Paper Conservator at the TATE between 2004 and 2012. His specialism is collection care of paper-based collections. 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 paper based collections.
Professional Experience: Nelson has been working in London, Lisbon, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro as a fabrication and conservation consultant for galleries and visual artists. He has advised galleries on the best practice and museum standards in presenting work and has assisted artists with production/fabrication services. Presently Nelson holds the post of 4D Technical Coordinator at Central Saint Martins and has delivered a range of short courses at Chelsea College of Art.
Over the last 10 years Nelson has been working with established artists such as Susan Hiller, Goshka Macuga, Yayoi Kusama, Gabriel Orozco, Francis Alys, Cildo Meireles, Assum Vivid Astro Focus, Graham Gussin, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin and many others.
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)