As struggling creative types are ever searching for new and unique ways to present their work, more and more of them are now hosting exhibitions in their own homes. This interesting trend has multiple effects. One such effect is that it creates a closer, deeper connection between the painter or sculptor and their audience. A home exhibition draws the audience further into the world of the artist, revealing their very character and personality through the atmosphere unlike any gallery or studio can. If you plan to have a home exhibition, here are some helpful suggestions to make it go off without a hitch.
If one of the reasons you’re having the exhibition at home is to enhance your pieces and have your personality or character shine through, then there’s not much you need to do apart from tidying up. If you have a lot of furniture, you will have to move things around. Hire a team for art hanging Melbourne. They will be able to help you work with the features and furniture in your home. They’d also handle all the mounting and installing of the various pieces you wish to display without doing any damage. Take lighting and space into account when you’re planning the arrangements.
Whom to Invite
Who is your audience? Are you just having the exhibition for family and friends? Or are you trying to promote yourself as an up-and-comer? If you are looking for self-promotion, some of your invitations should go to friends and family who will surely show up, while others should go out to members of the press, and some members of the general public. This will earn you some attention and media coverage. Make sure the invitations inform guests about appropriate attire and the theme of the event.
Start prepping as early as possible. Send invitations at least a month in advance, and take care when setting the date and time. Make sure there are no other events expected to be held on that date, and set a time that ensures all your guests can attend. Make arrangements for catering and installation teams in advance as well. Don’t leave room for any hiccups by doing things at the last minute. Have active social media pages to promote the event, and as the date draws nearer, send reminders to the guests. On the day of the event, start setting up and arranging early. Ideally you should arrange the day before, in case any unforeseen issues arise.
Hosting the Event
Be a gracious host; provide refreshments and socialize with all the guests. People want to have a good time, not just browse the paintings and sculptures. Keep posting on social media sites, and encourage social media posts by your guests as well. Take advantage of the viral internet sharing trends. Also try to attract the attention of the news media by having the writers or journalists you invited give you an interview.
If you go about the event with these points in mind, you should have a successful home exhibition. Follow up by thanking the guests, in person when they are leaving, as well as on social media.