Work hard to make an exhibition of yourself at the Mead

Julie Chamberlain at Mead
Today I had fun making an exhibition of myself. Lots of friends may think there’s nothing new there, but this time it was for real.
Workplace is the title of a new exhibition at the Mead Gallery at Warwick Arts Centre at the University of Warwick, featuring works by six artists or groups of artists, plus a few related photographic works, all related to the world of work.
As an extra feature, the Mead is inviting people to book in to use a desk space and computer for two-hour slots in the gallery, or book a space for a meeting, an offer I couldn’t refuse. Well how often do you get to be an actual part of an exhibition?!

The desk was well appointed, with a nice lamp and plant, and if I got bored there were some shadow puppets to play with, or I could have made some origami items from a guidebook and paper also available – well done Emma O’Brien from the gallery, and daughter Ellie, for making them!
I wanted to see people’s reactions when they walked round. Most studiously ignored me, and several glanced and quickly walked on – now I know what it feels like to be an invisible gallery attendant!
I however had a wander round the exhibition, and got on with writing this blog and my review, which will hopefully appear in the Coventry Telegraph on Friday, 18 January.
In the meantime, if you need a spot to get on with some work, fairly undisturbed, or a different space for a meeting, contact the Mead.
Oh, and the exhibition is interesting, amusing and very varied to look around too.


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