Monday, 19 October 2015

Show's over!

The last two exhibits: Monday 19 October 2015
A pattern of thieving has developed since I installed the posters just over three weeks ago. I've been checking the site regularly and I've had some help from friends who've trekked down to the canal to see the exhibition and they have reported how many posters were left. The posters have been removed at the weekends and not during the week so I presume that the new owners have day jobs to go to.

I'm happy that the posters have been removed and I was surprised that they hadn't been defaced by the graffiti artists. I assumed, following the pattern from the last few weeks that the last two posters would have gone by the time I got back to the towpath at lunchtime today, Monday. Surprise, surprise there were still two remaining so I decided that I would take them home with me. Now the wooden doors are available for their next coat of paint and I'll look forward to seeing what they look like when I next visit the canal.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

This waning exhibition

This poster had been removed by the time I visited on Monday 5 October
As a general rule, when you organise an exhibition, you know when the start date and end dates will be. I had chosen the installation date towards the end of September because it marked one year since this project's inception. I had vaguely thought that I would remove the posters about one month later if they were still there.

I had also sort of hoped that passers-by might take them down and maybe display them in their homes. So far six of the posters have been taken away and it's always been around the weekends. Of course I have no idea where they might be: they could have been tossed in a bin, or been sent floating down the canal for all I know.

I visited the exhibition site again last Wednesday, 7 October and the remaining four posters were still all there. I have visited again today Tuesday, 13 October, and the two posters below have gone leaving two left. I would guess that they will have been taken by next weekend. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Poster watch

I installed the eight posters just over a week ago. I walked passed the site a couple of days later and they were still all there and unmarked by spray paint. We walked passed the same spot yesterday, five days later, and lo and behold the following three posters have been removed. It's been done very carefully because there was no sign of any of the panel pins remaining or bits of torn corners so the mystery is where have they gone? And how long will the others remain?

So, those interested people who were planning a bike ride down to the canal to see them had better get there quick.

Reeds and wind

View from the bridge

The White Building