Art Handling and Installation
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: Edwin Morris.
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.
Edwin Morris is a professional gallery technician, web designer and Audio Visual Specialist, having worked for clients including Pump House Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, Haunch of Venison, Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery and South London Gallery. His current role involves travelling around the world to install large scale exhibitions for Barbican International Enterprises. He was AV Manager at Lisson Gallery from 2004 to 2010. Edwin has has been teaching with Chelsea College of Arts since 2014. Beyond work in the arts, Edwin has played guitar for the BBC and composes and records his own music. He lives in London with his family and likes chatting on modular synthesiser forums.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Notepad and pen
Medium phillips screwdriver
Two pieces of 2D artwork (drawing, photograph, sculpture etc)
Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.