The interim show (“Work In Progress”) was planned for 17th March 2017. The aim of the exhibition was to showcase our design progress of our Final Major Project and gain feedback on our work from industry professionals.

I was not really keen on the idea of working in groups to create the show, as somehow group projects always ends up very unorganised and not as productive. The idea of creating an exhibition did not really make any sense to me, as we had a lot of work to do for our final major project. For me gaining feedback from our tutors would have been sufficient. To understand the task at hand, I started to research the basic definitions of an exhibition.

What is an exhibition?

The Cambridge English Dictionary, defines an ‘exhibition’ as: “event at which objects such as paintings are shown to the public, a situation in which someone shows a particular skill or quality to the public, or the act of showing these things”. 

And how are exhibitions designed?

Exhibitions designs require a physical space and visual storytelling to create environments that communicate messages to the audience. It is a collaborative process, which integrates various disciplines such as architecture, graphic design, audio-visual, digital media, lighting, interior designing and content development to develop the audience experience. Understanding your audience is an important aspect in creating a successful exhibition.

You might think it’s a bit funny to research the definitions, but in order for me to understand I have to. This could then determine why or how I choose to help communicate our goal objectives.

Different types of exhibtions