Sunday, June 17, 2012 (All day)

Dates Sunday, June 17, 2012, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Deadline for applications June 8, 2012

Artist Corey Bryson

Genre Workshop


Place Open Space, 510 Fort Street

Admission $15 general/$5 members, limit 15

Victoria-based freelance preparator and artist Corey Bryson surveyed practical packing and crating strategies to protect your art while it is in transit to a gallery, museum, artist-run centre, or back home to mom. He focused on affordable materials and techniques available to anyone. This workshop was a basic “how-to” about crating for shipping via common carrier. Bryson shared information on drafting idiot-proof packing instructions and crate lists and stressed the importance of noting the condition of work when it leaves the studio.

In addition, Bryson outlined the importance of clear instructions for repacking your work for the trip back if you are unable to do it yourself. He touched on storage, framing, and packing your work professionally to anticipate and avoid damage and breakage. Bryson provided notes, sources, and a bibliography for each participant.

Corey Bryson was lead preparator from 2005 to 2011 at the Dunlop Art Gallery and is currently an on-call collections preparator for the AGGV.