Busy day - discussing possible ways of running our International projects which are settling down into different models - workshops where we make something that we can display or perhaps even visiting Hadrian’s Wall and a number of the artworks informing how this could be applied to heritage engagement in the Netherlands - a developing area for them. It is really exciting to do something here that has never been done before - into new public engagement territory!
The afternoon was spent at the Great North Museum: Hancock to complete the final install of ‘Et in Arcadia Ego’. This is a large installation set in the landscape of trees in the Roman Gallery. The lovely embossed metal identity tags have all been fixed to red lines of paracord, so with the aid of Alex (one of the installation crew) column heads were fixed in place, lines untangled and then positioned. Finishing touch is the lighting and how to best bring out the form, colour and sparkle. This was almost completed - install team will add a few more luminaires over the next week or so, ready for the official opening at the beginning of July. I can’t quite believe it - the first artwork is now completed and it feel good! Next stop design and write up the project for sharing in our ‘Spotlight’, display at the GNM.