Could this be Art Post type 2?

Talking to a gallery operator a while ago she mentioned that she had considered installing a hanging wire system for displaying artworks. She purchased 4 Art Posts as it happens but I remembered this conversation. Wire systems do have weight limitations due to the head of the wire fixing and the hook fixing mechanisms, but most visual arts examples, paintings on canvas, drawings and the like are usually way within the capabilities of these systems.

Many years ago my son, Tim, and I used to pitch our artworks at art fairs and markets and we developed a system of compact and flexible equipment for hanging our work. We used wire drops exclusively to hang our work from. Especially interesting were the converted easels we used with tensioned wires strung between the timber uprights. It was many years before I started developing Art Post but looking back these were its progenitors.

Our artwork on display at an art fair

Our artwork on display at an art fair

Proto Art Posts displaying artworks almost 12 years ago showing the limitations of the easel style design.

Proto Art Posts displaying artworks almost 12 years ago showing the limitations of the easel style design.

Now with Art Post becoming more established as a system of choice for artists engaging in the more ad hoc types of exhibiting like art trails, open studios and art fairs I thought I would experiment with one of my prototypes and install one of the old tensioned wire systems recycled from about 12 years ago. I think its a potential success. While not being quite as bomb proof as the original Art Post, I think theres a role for it especially in a broader point-of-sale market. It offers the flexibility of this type of hanging with the convenience of not having to be screwed into the ceilings and floors plus it is relocateable.

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A prototype Art Post fitted with tensioned wire and adjustable hooks

Find out more about Art Post including ideas on how to used the system and its features with animations and downloadable instructions

www.art-post.co.uk

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