Art Install

Installation of paintings in a private residence, Melbourne. A series of fairly large works installed in a two storey converted warehouse loft. The challenge with a few of the works was they had to be hung on the wall above the staircase – which itself was set away from the wall on a varying angle. The full height of the wall over the stair was around 5m. The main artwork is a dyptich which was to be mounted without a gap, and hanging on the D rings. I prefer to mount directly on D rings as with this close tolerance, as long as the layout is done carefully (always), the hang is precise and will not move over time. For access I had to make a platform which would lock into the stairs to allow a stable and level base for my ladder (which I also fit with soft ladder pads and socks to keep the walls clean). To ensure the works are all level, I project a self-levelling laser line oto the wall, then mark the drill points from there. I never mark walls directly – I use low tack painter’s tape and make my marks on that – that way the walls are always clean and free of any reference marks or indentations.

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All the works are level to a common top line. A bit disconcerting is the ceiling follows the building roof line and is slightly sloped.

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Working on the stairs, the ladder is on the platform I made specifically for the job. You can get a feel for the height of the walls from this angle. That is the front door of the loft at the bottom.

 

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Top of the ladder showing the pads and very faintly the laser line

 

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