Today A Bigger Splash: Painting and Performance opens to the public. This is our first peek at the finished show in all its glory.
A team of art handlers and technicians work with the curators and artists to get work installed in spaces that have often been custom-designed and built for each show, while others across the gallery work on everything from visitor flows in galleries to catalogues, leaflets and caption texts or promotional posters and press stories.
Though the exhibition officially opens to the public today, everything has to be ready in advance of that – not least for the private view (where artists, curators, and lenders to the show get their first glimpse of the finished exhibition) and for the press view, which usually happens the day before public opening.
But now, it’s open, and time to take a short breath before moving on to the work that goes on once a show is up.