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Getting a hand up

Behind the scenes

I did something really weird yesterday.

I hung a work of art.

Well, that's overstating it actually. I helped hang a work of art. It was Chris and Sean doing the tricky stuff, while I just passed a few things up to them.

But that doesn't blunt the larger point: which is that it felt good to be doing this. Despite our offsite projects, and the Gallery's involvement in hanging some shows at Chambers 241 among other places, it's been almost a year since we hung any art in a room we can call our own.

The room in question is above NG and the National at 212 Madras, and after several weeks of sprucing and clearing it's looking really beautiful. And the work in question? Very appropriately, it was this strange and elegant item from Julia Morison's soon-to-open exhibition.

Let's hear it for helping hands....

Julia Morison, Handy thing 2011, wire, nail and melted shopping bags. Courtesy the artist and Two Rooms.

Julia Morison, Handy thing 2011, wire, nail and melted shopping bags. Courtesy the artist and Two Rooms.

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Julia Morison: Meet me on the other side

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