Unfortunately due to scheduling changes and last minute room-hires, the de-install was not quite as planned - but all went well as the NNP mitigated the problems. The FV team worked hard, packing up work that the NNP team had removed from the walls. We delivered the English Heritage items (Birdoswald poetry banner and interpretation for permanent display, Chesters votive plaques ready for installation at Chesters Fort and the Corbridge felted pots ready for display in Corbridge until Easter). The Senhouse altar is returning to Maryport for permanent display. Tullie House have their original artwork on display plus a photo of the second version for their website. I have negotiated with Segedunum to take the 1:20 scale model of a Roman barge sent to us by our Dutch partners, so this is going to Segedunum when I return the Arbeia face-pots to Hadrian’s Primary School at South Sheilds.
The GNM took down their installation this week after hosting it for 7 months and the Spotlight exhibition for 5 months - fantastic! Thank you. I will be collecting the work and looking for other opportunities to show this at other locations.
We still have to re-install the gateway at Vindolanda but hope to have this up by half term in their Education room and the Fort Magna banner needs to go up in the classroom at The Roman army Museum in time for its opening in the spring.
I still need to send the ISBN number to English Heritage for them to publish the artwork and poetry on their website……another legacy from the project!
The exhibition continues.
I now begin to organise the final online sharing event. This is for anyone who has participated in the project. We are sharing all the projects through digital links and then meeting to discuss the project as a whole and possible ways forward. This will be on Zoom to enable everyone to participate. Unfortunately too many people couldn’t make the date in January so we had to re-schedule for February 10th.
Meanwhile, there was the exhibition de-install to plan and sorting out how to deliver the artwork to the partners so it can continue to be displayed beyond the end of the project.
I reached out to Tullie House to see our artwork up in the gallery with the group who made it but unfortunately due to timetabling changes with their inclusive art group this wasn’t possible, which was a shame.
December - lots of friends, participants and other visitors visited the exhibition. Members of staff and volunteers at the Sill loved the exhibition and said how many positive comments the exhibition was receiving and how well it fitted into their building. This is a first for them - where the exhibition runs through all their circulation spaces. The red Frontier Voices branding strip works really well leading you through the building.