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What do they do in Kelvingrove when I’m not looking?

While there are occasional events hosted in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum which appear in event listings, for example, Glasgow Contemporary Art Fair 2019 – Preview Evening 17th May 2019 The Marquee at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, there are others that don’t get listed publicly.

But for the venue being given as ‘The Marquee’, I was about to assume that the main building was being kitted out with lighting gantries and other fixtures for that very event (which is Ticket Only).

I had a look at the list of things taking place there, but there doesn’t seem to be anything else imminent.

I’m just nosey, and don’t like to hassle the staff – who generally don’t know about such things anyway, or are just being discreet.

Anyway, this was the gantry I spotted today, and the LED Par Can and wiring harness I was playing foot hockey with at lunchtime. These were stashed behind all the balcony pillars.

Kelvingrove Theatre Lighting Gantry

Kelvingrove Theatre Lighting Gantry

No sign of DMX control – maybe that’s coming, or they’re just using them for straight lighting.

Kelvingrove Extra LED Par Can Plus Wiring

Kelvingrove Extra LED Par Can Plus Wiring

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13/05/2019 Posted by | Civilian, council, photography | , | Leave a comment

Kelvingrove recital seating? You asked – we supplied

After Dippy was cleared from Kelvingrove’s central hall, I mentioned that the seating usually spread around was still stacked in a side passage – not a moan, just an observation.

Next time, guess what?

Seating! 🙂

It’s not deserted, I was early, and the Sunday recital is still an hour away – the seats were filled later.

Kelvingrove recital seating

Kelvingrove recital seating

Incidentally, it was cleared away just after the recital.

The cafe is still to be moved back down here, from its temporary home, which is currently just out of sight, in the passage behind the organ.

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Artwork and mural festival DID erase my recent find

After coming across some murals I hadn’t tripped over before (even though I had been passing their home regularly), I was right when I suspected they would be gone just a few days after I ‘collected’ them.

Found some artwork and murals – just before an artwork and mural festival

I took a trip to the place after the event was over and, as I thought, the murals spotted in Eastvale Place were all gone, replaced with new works created during the two days of the festival.

As you will see in the pics, work was still underway to complete some of them, while the view of some areas was obscured by equipment and fencing (and some huge ‘team’ vans parked in front of them).

I took what I could get easily, but will wander back down in a few weeks, to get better pics once the place is deserted, and the lighting is better for photography.

Unfortunately, the glossy finish of the spray paint used means that some areas are almost impossible to photograph if low, evening, sunlight is shining on them (like the Billy Connolly mural in the Gallowgate, which can be an absolute pig to photograph).

See the previous post, linked above, to make a ‘Before & After’ comparison.

The pic numbering does NOT correspond to the previous post. There are now additional murals since some formerly blank walls gained murals during this event.

Eastvale Place Mural 01

Eastvale Place Mural 01

 

Eastvale Place Mural 02

Eastvale Place Mural 02

Stitch of the above pair.

Click for bigger.

Mural stitch

Mural stitch

 

Eastvale Place Mural 02a

Eastvale Place Mural 02a

Yardworks own gate (seen in the previous post) remained unchanged, so no new pic of that.

Eastvale Place Mural 03

Eastvale Place Mural 03

 

Eastvale Place Mural 04

Eastvale Place Mural 04

 

Eastvale Place Mural 05

Eastvale Place Mural 05

 

Eastvale Place Mural 06

Eastvale Place Mural 06

I almost missed collecting this last one – the sun was reflecting almost directly off the paint when I arrived, completely obscuring the image, but fortunately had sunk down far enough to stop this happening by the time I was leaving the site.

I’ve thrown in two captures, just to show the difference with, and without, shadows cast on the subject.

I’d been irritated by being there late in the evening for the first set of pics in the previous post, but that was a LOT easier as I specialise in low light. Being there when the sun was shining actually made it a lot harder to get decent pics.

Eastvale Place Mural 07a

Eastvale Place Mural 07a

 

Eastvale Place Mural 07b

Eastvale Place Mural 07b

So, a revisit will happen in a few weeks, and I’ve stuck the date in my diary, should I still be around in a year’s time.

Update

They say 11 k people flocked to this event.

We know it was really 11,001 😉

I only get to see the stuff outside the ticketed yard event.

You can find a gallery of the work done in there in this article.

As I found out with the murals I found a few days before the event, which were painted over, this material will only be around until next year’s event takes place, so you ‘only’ have a year to go take a look.

Yardworks Festival 2019: 11k people flock to SWG3 for graffiti takeover

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