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Private Celebratory Reception: Friday 9 May 2014

On the day of the private reception of The Future of Plymouth exhibition myself, Maddy Crossley and William Danby were invigilating in the afternoon.  During the previous week we had noticed that there was only one leaflet printed out in the foyer space.  I decided to print out more leaflets and took them with me, ready for the evening’s event.

Kath Howard had bought a visitor book and we noticed there were some great comments with regard to the pieces in the exhibition.

The visitors who attended the event seemed curious, inquisitive, surprised and genuinely impressed with the pieces on display.  The sculpture created conversation between parties who were not initially aware that it was a view-finding device – with some humorous suggestions as to what it was i.e. a space-ship, cement mixer and satellite etc.  I felt this was a positive reaction because it initiated a dialogue of creativity.

The wall pieces were also a success – with some people making inquiries in purchasing prints.  The book print featured in the poster was particularly popular.  Again, these promoted a sense of curiosity and fun as audience members tried to guess what the images had been taken from.

Books wall piece. Image courtesy of Kath Howard
Books wall piece. Image courtesy of Kath Howard

Councillor Penberthy gave a fantastic speech, commending the students for producing an exhibition with a set theme given by the Council – something of which had not taken place previously.  It was extremely gratifying to hear such a positive feedback and I can only speak for myself but I think the whole group were proud of our achievements during this project and grateful to have been given this opportunity.

Photo of Councillor Penberthy during speech. Image taken from: http://www.plymouthart.ac.uk/latest/blog/fine-artists-present-kaleidoscopic-body-of-work-at-council-house/
Photo of Councillor Penberthy during speech. Image taken from: http://www.plymouthart.ac.uk/latest/blog/fine-artists-present-kaleidoscopic-body-of-work-at-council-house/

Jake May from PCA’s Marketing Team and a photographer also came to the event to document the exhibition for the college website.

I feel the project and evening was a resounding success and everyone was in good spirits.

Council House Cura Team: L-R Helanie Moore, Lee McDonald, Maddy Crossley, Kath Howard, William Danby, Tiffany Smith, Jess Bent, Edith Doove. Image taken from: http://www.plymouthart.ac.uk/latest/blog/fine-artists-present-kaleidoscopic-body-of-work-at-council-house/
Council House Cura Team: L-R Helanie Moore, Lee McDonald, Maddy Crossley, Kath Howard, William Danby, Tiffany Smith, Jess Bent, Edith Doove. Image taken from: http://www.plymouthart.ac.uk/latest/blog/fine-artists-present-kaleidoscopic-body-of-work-at-council-house/

Invite to Celebratory Reception

During the installation on 28 April 2014, Judith Robinson had mentioned that there would be a celebratory reception of the exhibition on Friday 9 May.  Therefore an e-vite had to be produced of which I volunteered to design based on similar text used in other Council House Art invites which Judith supplied.

Council House Art Invite designed by Helanie Moore
Council House Art Invite designed by Helanie Moore

I emailed this to Judith who approved the design and text:

Email to Judith Robinson re Invite. Image available from: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#apps/judith/145b29ed4769a66d
Email to Judith Robinson re Invite. Image available from: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#apps/judith/145b29ed4769a66d

I then went on to email students of Plymouth College of Art and asked our tutor Edith Doove if she could email the staff of PCA as well.  I also created a Facebook event page:

Facebook Event page for Council House event on Friday 9 May 2014. Image available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/237458499777442/
Facebook Event page for Council House event on Friday 9 May 2014. Image available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/237458499777442/

I could not be certain that everyone who had accepted the Facebook invite would RSVP as per invite, so I created a spreadsheet of all the names that RSVP’d and emailed it to museumevents@plymouth.gov.uk:

RSVP email to museumevents@plymouth.gov.uk. Image available at: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#apps/museumevents%40plymouth.gov.uk/145d182fef518520
RSVP email to museumevents@plymouth.gov.uk. Image available at: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#apps/museumevents%40plymouth.gov.uk/145d182fef518520

This list was used during the event by the Council House Security Staff as a sign in sheet.

Press Release

On 2 April 2014 Jess Bent and Maddy Crossley drafted up a template for the Press Release:

Click here to view Press Release template

Unfortunately, we didn’t receive all of the details regarding dates, logos to be included and the celebratory reception event until the end of April, and therefore did not have a lot of time to get the Press Release finalised together as a group.  No one had mentioned the Press Release since the template had been drafted up and since we needed it to be completed asap, I created a new Press Release with all of the additional information and posted this onto the Facebook group page:

Press Release drafted by Helanie Moore
Press Release drafted by Helanie Moore

I emailed the Press Release to Judith Robinson and Edith Doove who asked me to send it to Jake May from the Plymouth College of Art Marketing Team:

Email to Edith Doove ref Press Release. Image available at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#apps/press+release/145ad6504a594efb
Email to Edith Doove ref Press Release. Image available at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#apps/press+release/145ad6504a594efb
Email to and from Jake May, PCA Marketing Team regarding Press Release. Image available at: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#apps/jake+may/145ad87ca57ca4ea
Email to and from Jake May, PCA Marketing Team regarding Press Release. Image available at: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#apps/jake+may/145ad87ca57ca4ea