Since hanging the first artworks on the right side walls (looking down into the gallery/project space), there are now hanging rails along the old mill wall on the left hand side. Being a solid old brick wall, we did not want to have to keep drilling and plugging it every time we change the work on display as aside from the time involved, there is an issue with the brick dust and it staining the newly painted white walls. Over 32 foot of hanging rails are now up – and that is only half the length of the space and on the left side only!
The old mill wall, like the floor and ceiling, is not exactly straight so getting things to look right is all part of the battle – even the smallest jobs seem to take an age to complete. The right hand wall, being part of a newer extension and being breeze block, is more suitable for larger works so there is more scope for various types of installation work on this side. After putting up the hanging rails and cleaning up the brick dust, the wall has been painted again. So it is now ready to start hanging work on it.
Elsewhere in the mill, the loading bay area, which is below floor level, has been chained off to make it safer for when people start coming in. Work has also finally been completed on the ceiling area above the ground floor studio and has been repainted. Work is ongoing in each of the studio spaces.