Monday, May 9, 2011

Get your strange on!

What's that?  A Magritte bowler hat being taken for a walk???  Stranger Than Fiction is in the run up to final installation and all manner of important things are being worked on.

Missie has been busy welding stuff ...

Leonie has been stinking out the place with spray paint ...

... and Duncan has been vandalising things with his trusty hacksaw!

So far we have had over sixty RSVP's for the Stranger Than Fiction opening and Ruru label launch ... it's gonna be good!  If you haven't already, please RSVP by the end of Tuesday 10 May if you want to secure your food, drink and label writing rights!!!

It's only days away ... see you there!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Preparations are underway!

The Stranger Than Fiction branding has been signed off and posters featuring all manner of unusual and uncommon things are due to start popping up around town.  Doesn't Majesty look incredible??!!

Leonie Smith, who is working for the Exhibitions Team, has been putting her considerable artistic skill and imaginative powers into action as she starts to tackle the mount making requirements for the show.  Here she is pondering over ideas, taking inspiration where she can:

We can testify to the fact that she is doing an AMAZING job and will be displaying some of the Heritage Collection's treasures in ways you could never imagine!

It seems all manner of crazy things happen when you pull these kinds of delights out of the collection.  Objects get mis-labelled as lights:

And wooden hands seem to attack each other with Stanley knives ...

All this and more awaits you on Thursday 12 May from 6pm!  Drop by, down a drink, have a nibble and a natter, marvel at all the magnificent objects on display and WRITE A LABEL!  How often do you get to make up completely fictitious stories about collection objects??  Make the most of it!

And don't forget our fabulous Ruru personalised label writers!  We will be celebrating their literary efforts, patting them on the back and generally admiring them and their wonderfulness (if that's even a word ... I just checked '' and it seems to suggest it is!).