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: Lynton Talbot, Edwin Morris.

Description

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.

Course Outcomes
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.

Course Level
Beginner

Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.

Tutor information

Lynton Talbot graduated from Chelsea College of Arts with a BA in fine art. A co-founder of the London based project space RUN, Lynton has been working with emerging artists and independently curating exhibitions since 2006. Gaining professional experience with galleries such as Laure Genillard and Lisson Gallery, Lynton now holds the position of touring exhibitions manager at the Barbican, London. Lynton returned to education to study Architecture at Westminster University and has subsequently been a visiting tutor at Chelsea College of Arts and associate lecturer on the MA Curating and Collections programme. He is also a co-director and founder of Hanway Place, a project space in the west end of London.

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.


Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notepad and pen 

  • Medium phillips screwdriver

  • Tape measure

  • Pencils

  • 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.



Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
12/12/2016 - 14/12/2016Monday - Wednesday10:00 - 16:003 Days£475Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
20/03/2017 - 22/03/2017Monday - Wednesday10:00 - 16:003 Days£475Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
28/06/2017 - 30/06/2017Wednesday - Friday10:00 - 16:003 Days£475Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
07/08/2017 - 09/08/2017Monday - Wednesday10:00 - 16:003 Days£475Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket