Monday, 27 June 2011
The box of white gloves just happened to be lying about in the new South West Image Bank gallery space when we hung the exhibition last week. Usually SWIB's volunteers wear them while handling fragile historic photographs in the archive, but last week we borrowed them to place the aluminium-mounted images on their bespoke aluminium ledges. And then, during Friday evening's reception, many of the 40 or so guests wore them as well--photographs were touched, and appreciated as objects. For the next few weeks (until July 22) you too can touch the photographs, at 25 The Parade, in the Plymouth Barbican, weekdays from 9:30-4:30. Let us know what you think.