For our exhibition planning we had a lot of factors that we had to consider and plan towards and at the end of the day we did manage to have what was necessary and hold our exhibition properly.
We then had to come up with the layout on how we were going to set up the panels at the exhibition. With us 5 we were going to use 5 panels in total and lay them in a way where they were in the middle and have the space on the ends free so that people can walk at either end and then have the other at the front and the back with the banners stuck on either side of each to attract the audience to come and see what was happening.
It was really good to hear the words that Mr Pete Cobb had to say about our work and to know that he was very delighted about our presentation and artworks was really overwhelming. The knowledge that we gained was really helpful. And also the good thing was to have the chance to have met people who were actually interested in my work and they left me their cards which showed me that with great work and explanation, people would notice your efforts and want to take it further. To actually meet a promoter was overwhelming too because he really loved the idea that I had brought and that he had been waiting for something for this to be created so to hear such good words from a big promoter who brings these famous comedians to Malaysia showed to me that it wasn't only music that my application can work but to everything from music to sports, book launching, fashion, phones, applications etc. Anything that would need of promotion, this web/app design is something that can be a great too.
We had already decided our logo design which is shown in the APP section of my blog and free that was done we had to discuss on how we can show and publicize our works and gain the audiences attention to come and see our artworks. With that, we used a different approach of having banners done which were hanged on the panels at either sides of the bridge we visited the first time we went to Publika to book and pay later.
INVITING OF PEOPLE
Since this was a student event, it was necessary that we invite all kinds of parties that could be available and have them to our exhibition to come and see our works. We were going to use social media like Facebook and Twitter to alert our friends that our exhibition is going on. Word of mouth and also distribution of an invitation card that was designed and printed to give particular people like friends, family, school staff etc.
The actual hosting of the event went really well because we had the chance to have different people from all aspects come around and ask us questions and see our works. It also enlighten us in ways in which we formed a lot of understanding to know the importance of having an exhibition. Personally I felt like the exhibition was really helpful to an extent because it helped me know more bout my project the more and more I would talk about it and it would make me come up with a short description to someone who doesn't really know what my project is all about understand just the basics in just a few minutes to have their attention. It was really good and I got to understand the importance through the three days of working and being there.
We also had our grand opening which was really good on the 2nd day of the exhibition. Had our work staff come and support us and then we had the UEL representative, Pete Cobb who came all the way from England to come and see our works and give us some wise words on the journey of being a graphic designer.