One of our new areas of activity (mainly for Mark Thomson and Chris Block) is designing and building museum displays. We did one earlier this year about the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic for the SA Maritime Museum in Port Adelaide. Soon the exhibition will come to an end. Most of the objects will return to their owners but the backdrops will be sold and the proceeds split between IBYS and the Museum.
The backdrops look like massive (2 x 4 metre) sections of the Titanic hull with correctly sized rivets around the edges. Half of the eight panels are ‘rusty’ and look authentically ancient (big trade secrets involved here) and half are painted in the traditional red black of the Titanic.
The panels could look good in a shed, a demented goth’s bedroom or as some comedians are suggesting, a gay bar. Perhaps there is a Titanic tragic out there who wants to line their hallway with them.
In a week or two we’ll put them up on Ebay or Gumtree but this is just a heads-up to let you know that it’s coming. I’m happy to show how they come apart and also will give away the trade secrets of fake ageing plaster and plywood to look like rusted metal that will help the buyer finish them off in their final destination.
Let me know if your interested.