The Red Door Gallery is one of Edinburgh's best arty shops and I've enjoyed visiting it many a time since coming here to study at ECA. So when we got set a project at uni by the curator of the gallery, Nicky Brooks, to do a collective window display and sell our work I was so excited! After collecting all the prints from our classmates we started off preparing the space. I did the lettering and illustrations in the window - whilst the others froze outside making sure everything was in the right place!
The following day we were back early to get framing all the work which seemed to take forever, but the work looked so professional in the clean white frames. We were worried because our illustration styles are all so different that they might not have looked right, but once we started putting them up they just worked! Bunting we made also helped to bring out the main colours and tie the artwork together.
We added a chair and a plinth to add some different levels and thought about what placement would catch your eye from all angles. I was pleased to have my oranges tea towel draped over the chair to really show off the pattern! Overall I think it looks great and I'm really proud of everyone who contributed a piece, and especially those who helped with setting up the display. It'll be up for a few weeks so if you're in Edinburgh check it out! (or look at their online shop, www.edinburghart.com )