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, 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.
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.
Lynton Talbot is an independent curator and writer based in London, working collaboratively with Hana Noorali. Together they have started project spaces in both London and Berlin and curated over 30 exhibitions in commercial galleries, public institutions and project spaces across London and internationally. Most recently, ‘DM/1978 Talks to DM/2010’ was staged at Chelsea Space, London in April 2016 and ‘The boys the girls and the political’, an exhibition of 10 international, emerging artists at Lisson Gallery, London in July 2015.
Lynton Talbot studied Fine Art at undergraduate level at Chelsea College of Arts and later Architecture and the Built Environment at The University of Westminster. He is a PhD student and researcher at Chelsea, working towards a thesis that examines the possibility of the curator as an autonomous cultural producer. He is a regular contributor to Art Monthly and Art Review and has published essays in exhibition catalogues and artist monographs.
Lynton Talbot is currently a Lecturer on the MA Curating & Collections course at Chelsea and has also developed and taught seminars at Goldsmiths, The School of the Damned, The Architectural Association, LCC and for the Graduate Diploma in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts. He has also delivered short courses for UAL on The Art Market, Art Handling and Curating Contemporary Art in London and in the Middle East.
Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:
Notepad and pen
Medium phillips screwdriver
Two pieces of 2D or 3D 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.