It is quite a long time since I wrote anything in this blog but that is because the last few months have been very busy trying to produce the work I needed for the Memory of Place [a walk in time] exhibition up in Gairloch, Wester Ross. It was a lot of work, I had to be very organised and focussed, but I did it. We travelled up to Gairloch on 3rd March 2020, dropped off the packages as we passed the Museum and found our lovely AirBnb which worked perfectly for our stay. It had the most amazing views over to Badachro and out to Skye but despite the conditions being windy at times, well it was the beginning of March, the high spec of the house plus a wood burner made us super cosy. Lovely.

Our first full day in the Museum and we actually managed to set up the whole exhibition. Our daughter Alexa Jill travelled up to stay for three nights with us and I have to say #teammortlock worked very well together. However I had worked out a ‘plan’ so no time was wasted thinking where everything was going to go. Mr M’s height was an advantage as there was no need for step ladders and having a third person, AJ, meant that two could hold a piece in place and the third stand back. I would say that a spirit level and a long stick, I took my metre rule, helped enormously – essential equipment I think.

So by the end of Day 1 the work was up and all that remained to do was paint out the mirror plates, add labels and storyboards and sort out the merchandise for the Museum shop.

And so it…..pauses
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2 thoughts on “And so it…..pauses

  • 21/03/2020 at 1:27 pm

    Well done Sheila, what an achievement! I am intrigued with your box piece pictured, your attention to individual detail and textures on each sphere is amazing. You have created such a wonderful and interesting space from your memories, to remember. All the best with the exhibition.

  • 21/03/2020 at 1:47 pm

    I’m so so sorry the exhibiton is paused, Sheila, after all those months of hard work. Am also so so sorry I’m not with you today at Leith Academy!
    I look forward, though, to episode 2 of the hanging – it’s lovely to read and look at non-virus related things!

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