The exhibition has now closed and most of the art is now back in Sax’s cold and silent studio. A few pieces are on their way to new homes to be appreciated by their new owners and seen by a wider audience. Right now I do not know when we will get another chance to exhibit the collection. If you have a suitable venue then we would love to hear from you to discuss staging an exhibition of the work so please do get in touch.
Well, We are in the last week of the exhibition. This will be your last chance to see this collection for a while. We also have a few of the limited edition Giclée prints still for sale so if you really cannot make it to the exhibition you still have a chance to own your own Sax Shaw art. Check the Prints Page and drop me an email if you are interested.
After a well-attended private view last night, we are now open to the public. It was great to see many of Sax’s former colleagues and family friends as well as many of Edinburgh’s arts community including Rikki Demarco, Kate Downie and Fran Baseby. Overall the exhibition was incredibly well-received we had many positive comments on the hang and the interpretation material.
We will be open from 11:00 AM to 5.30 PM every day, some days we will close for lunch between 12:30 and 1:30 depending on availability of invigilators.
We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition.
This week has seen invitations to the Private View posted. If you didn’t get one and want to come, please email me or stick a note in the visitor’s book. I have also been assembling a soundtrack of Flamenco guitar music from Sax’s collection of LPs, re-formatting videos and writing the introductory texts. Christian has been fitting in re-mounting and re-framing these works, in the midst of a busy time in his own studio working on stained glass restoration. Other friends are helping with PR and organising the very necessary refreshments for the Private View. It will be a good night!
Work progresses on framing and mounting. The PR machine has started rolling and we are already on “The List” Website. Now that we have the exhibition content well under way, we are looking at the presentation and information. Many years of working in Museums and Galleries leads me towards creating a real experience for this exhibition albeit without the budget available to larger museums!
Work continues with remounting and reframing Sax’s pictures to get them ready for the exhibition. The Giclée prints are now completed and I am currently working on the contextual material, ie, text and ephemera that will be displayed along with the art from the family collection. Much of this material was recovered from the nooks and crannies of Sax’s studio where it had lain neglected for many years. Much of it was in relatively poor condition, but it is nonetheless interesting to look at, in terms of providing context and showing the depth and breadth of Sax’s work.