• Ashley Raynor

Graduate Degree Show 2019

Updated: Aug 20, 2019

One of the last and most important tasks for our degree is to plan and create our exhibition space for the graduate degree show. There is a private viewing next week and public, staff, students and industry contacts will be invited.


The committee for this were amazing at the layout and plan and we all had cohesive hang tags for our garments and our spaces were clearly labelled. I ordered my lookbooks with express printing and shipping so that they would arrive in time to have some on my shelf next to my portfolio. I felt that this would be impactful and give industry contacts something to take away.



Health & Safety Risk Assessment


It is vital that I conduct a risk assessment for the risk that my stand and the exhibition as a whole may pose on the guests.


Site: Colchester Institute

Area: Block H, Main Studio

Date Conducted: 7/6/19

My exhibit: One mannequin on a plinth, one mannequin on the floor, three garments hung on a rail. Brochure photograph attached to wall and a slanted display shelf attached to the wall.


RISK ONE

RISK - Mannequin could fall from plinth 

WHO WOULD BE AT RISK - Guests in the studio

WHAT MEASURES ARE ALREADY IN PLACE - Mannequins have been placed in the centre of the plinths to reduce this risk.

ARE THERE ADDITIONAL MEASURES REQUIRED? - The show will be staffed when open to the public to assure the safety of the guests.

WHO WILL IMPLEMENT THE MEASURES? - Third year students.


RISK TWO

RISK - Mannequin could collapse from heavy coats

WHO WOULD BE AT RISK - Guests in the studio

WHAT MEASURES ARE ALREADY IN PLACE - Both mannequins that my coats are on have been fully tightened.

ARE THERE ADDITIONAL MEASURES REQUIRED? - The show will be staffed when open to the public to assure the safety of the guests.

WHO WILL IMPLEMENT THE MEASURES? - Third year students.Students.


RISK THREE

RISK - Plinths could be a tripping hazard

WHO WOULD BE AT RISK - Guests in the studio

WHAT MEASURES ARE ALREADY IN PLACE - We've used lightweight plinths for the show to reduce this hazard.

ARE THERE ADDITIONAL MEASURES REQUIRED? - The show will be staffed when open to the public to assure the safety of the guests.

WHO WILL IMPLEMENT THE MEASURES? - Third year students.


RISK FOUR

RISK - Somebody knocking a mannequin and making it fall

WHO WOULD BE AT RISK - Guests in the studio

WHAT MEASURES ARE ALREADY IN PLACE - The layout by the committee has ensured even floor spacing. It is not cramped or overcrowded.

ARE THERE ADDITIONAL MEASURES REQUIRED? - The show will be staffed when open to the public to assure the safety of the guests.

WHO WILL IMPLEMENT THE MEASURES? - Third year students.


RISK FIVE

RISK - Long elastic on coats becoming a tripping hazard

WHO WOULD BE AT RISK - Guests in the studio

WHAT MEASURES ARE ALREADY IN PLACE - This particular coat has been placed on a plinth so that the elastic is off the floor and doesn't trail.

ARE THERE ADDITIONAL MEASURES REQUIRED? - The show will be staffed when open to the public to assure the safety of the guests.

WHO WILL IMPLEMENT THE MEASURES? - Third year students.


On my shelf I opened my portfolio was opened to my colour palette page with my textile samples on, this is a 3D page and will hopefully entice viewers in to look through the book more. I also have my lookbook laid out to the right hand side of this but closed. 


I worked with Val and Louise on deciding which coats to put on mannequins and which to put on the rails and we tried a few variations of this. We eventually decided that the octopus coat (the oversized cream coat) should go on a mannequin on a plinth due to its size and the blue oversized shorter coat should go on a mannequin on the floor. The cropped coat, trousers and plastic coat will be hung on the rails.


I don't feel as though my coats are as successful on hangers and mannequins as they are on the body but I have my lookbook and photoshoot to strengthen their image whilst people are looking around.


COSTINGS

Painting of rails, polaroid printed images, floor paint & labour, coat hangers, mannequins and muslin were all supplied or paid for by the university.                                                                                                                                       Card for Exhibition Hang Tags – £2.99

Safety pins for Exhibition Hang Tags - £6.99                                          

500 brochures at – £949