Ways of Seeing
A partnership with Waltham Forest, London Borough of Culture 2019
A partnership at work
Ways of Seeing kicked off in 2018, with a proposal from Waltham Forest Borough of Culture to loan artworks from the Government Art Collection for display across the borough. The request was one the Collection couldn’t turn down, despite the fact that we were about to embark on a major temporary move. Over the following months, the combined teams of curators from both institutions, led by Abigail Viner, Senior Producer at Waltham Forest Borough of Culture, and Eliza Gluckman, Senior Curator and Deputy Director at the Government Art Collection, visited a range of different sites, assessing the physical spaces for access, lighting and talking to as many of the people who used the spaces. Over the next few weeks, everyone at the Collection, plus a skilled technical team from Momart and an external registrar ensured that all 68 artworks were safely transported and installed at 28 venues.
Innovative, inspiring and unexpected, Ways of Seeing was an amazing partnership that challenged us in the best way possible, and at times, it was fascinating to see how the Collection’s existing working practices to select and curate artworks for working buildings translated to public sites in Waltham Forest. We look forward to reading the evaluation findings later this year!