Last Night – Mount cutting, Bamboo stands, Calendars, Maker Space

Presentation methods – three different types

A mount-cutting masterclass with John Boyd, who showed us front boards, back boards, white boards, cream boards. How to choose your print size to suit your aperture size. How to cut, and how to stick. The demonstration table attracted a great deal of interest in the break, and we can look forward to seeing lots of beautifully-mounted prints throughout the rest of the year.

Dave Moran shared his experience of producing a calendar – a topical subject, as that time of year is coming round again.

Wol Gilbraith briefly outlined the running of a typical print competition, and explained the custom that, after the entries are commented upon by the judge, the prints are set out around the room so we can take a closer look at them in the break. We need a better way of displaying them than propping them against the skirting board, and have devised a system of lightweight demountable bamboo stands. The building of these stands was demonstrated, and can, in times of need, be reviewed for reference here.
(Addendum – the Nov 22 video has been updated with a Nov 23 version, now shown below)

Last but not least, because he was actually on first, we were joined by Scott Russell from Culture Perth & Kinross, who told us of the resources available in the various Maker_Spaces that can be found and accessed at libraries and elsewhere around the county.