Planning your gallery show: THEME

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On January 16, I did a short presentation called Planning Your Gallery Show at the Winnipeg South Photo Club. So that the presentation reaches more people, I’ve decided to convert it into a series of blog posts. This is the first of five and it focuses on THEME.

In addition to displaying my work in a number of shows that our photo club has put on, I’ve also done two full gallery shows to date. The first was called ‘Outlet‘ and was co-presented with my friend Jeope Wolfe in order to showcase the best photographs from our respective 365 projects. The second was my first solo show, and was called ‘The Spaces Within‘.

My presentation explained the process that I followed in pulling together my solo show — from deciding on the theme, to figuring out the layout and flow of the show, to designing all of the necessary promotional and informational pieces, to promoting the show and finally, to holding the opening night reception. My hope is that this information will be helpful for photographers in the early stages of planning their own gallery show.
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