It was so much fun and so much hard work, lots of late nights and early mornings which I'm definitely not good at! We only really had about two weeks to get organised, but in a way it worked well as there was no time for procrastination.
We were given two poems to respond to, Rob MacKenzie's The Organist and Kona McPhee's Prodigal. Both were full of fantastic imagery and we weren't short of ideas for how we could illustrate them. Our space in the Roxy was the basement bar, for which we made hanging flower-like book structures, (I'm still dreaming of cutting paper circles...) collages for lightboxes and the wall, and altered books.
|Susie hard at work|
|Me working on my altered book|
|Fiona on installation night|
|hanging books and lightboxes|
The Hidden Door was inspirational and demonstrated what can be achieved with a small budget and a hell of a lot of hard work.