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.