As with all exhibitions, it is very important for both the artists and the organisation to have a high quality record of the artwork and the way it was displayed in the space. Even with a touring exhibition which will be repeated, it will be formatted differently in each new venue and reconfigure visual connections between artworks.
Made in Bow is a one- off, and this exhibition including original Bow Porcelain wares alongside Bow artists’ works will not be seen again so is was essential to document it thoroughly.
In our case we were lucky enough to have artist/ photographer Felicity Hammond as one of the commissioned artists who kindly offered to photograph the installation of the exhibition in The Nunnery. Below are some of her shots.
Mezzotints of Thomas Frye and Bow Porcelain wares from Newham Archive, Shrine Mathew Weir 2009 Plaster, acrylic paint, acrylic varnish Courtesy of Alison Jacques Gallery. Image: Felicity Hammond
The Lake, Mathew Weir, 2007-8 oil on canvas, mounted on board. Courtesy of Cyril Taylor, Untitled 1-3, Lizzie Cannon, 2013, Porcelain body paper clay, copper pipes, copper filler, plaster, bees wax. Corrosian- study with beads, Lizzie Cannon, 2013, Found object, beads, embroidery,silk. Image: Felicity Hammond
Shrine, Mathew Weir, 2009, Plaster, acrylic paint, acrylic varnish. Courtesy of Alison Jacques Gallery. Image: Felicity Hammond
Untitled 2,Lizzie Cannon, 2013, Porcelain body paper clay, copper pipes, copper filler, plaster, bees wax. Image: Felicity Hammond
Thomas Frye Court, Felicity Hammond, 2013, Cyanotype. Image: Felicity Hammond
A re- appropriation of exotic house plants into the Stratford landscape, Felicity Hammond, 2013, C- Type prints. Image: Felicity Hammond
This is just a glimpse of the works and information on display. To experience more of the artists’ works, the Bow Porcelain wares and short films documenting the project come along to The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ. Made in Bow is open until Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm until Saturday, July 27.