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Ways of Seeing kicked off in 2018, when Abigail Viner, Senior Producer at Waltham Forest Borough of Culture (WFBoC) approached Eliza Gluckman, the GAC’s Deputy Director with the proposal to loan artworks from the Collection for display across the borough. The request was one the GAC couldn’t turn down, despite the fact that we were about to embark on a major temporary move of our own Collection. Over the following months, the combined GAC and WFBoC curatorial and project team of Eliza, Abby, Hannah Ford, Chantal Condron and Claire FitzGerald, 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, Renee Pfister, 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!
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