Case Study: FACE 2022 Exhibition, Chelsea Barracks

The Society of Portrait Sculptures 

The Society of Portrait Sculptors is a representative body of professional sculptors committed to making portrait and figurative sculpture accessible to all. The Society hosts an annual open exhibition which Edwards Removals is proud to have been involved in for a number of years.

This year’s exhibition, FACE 2022, is the first on-site exhibition since the pandemic, with the previous two years’ being held virtually. The exhibition is the only forum for contemporary portrait sculpture in this country and consists of 70 sculptures all showcased at Chelsea Barracks, London.

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Our Experience and Expertise

As high value and fine art logistics specialists, our team at Edwards have all the knowledge and equipment to take delivery of, store and install an exhibition of this size safely and efficiently. Our secure warehouse in North London started off by taking delivery of the submissions and safely wrapping, packing and storing them ready for the judging process. A total of three storage containers were used to carefully store the well protected works of art. We housed one particularly large sculpture in the warehouse as at, 12 feet by 7 feet, it was too large to fit in a standard container. This piece also needed special handling and equipment during the transportation process.

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The Exhibition

We were delighted to be able to provide a space for the judging process with two highly trained operatives to assist with moving and repacking the sculptures. The pieces were then carefully transported to Chelsea Barracks for the exhibition.  We had five members of our specialist white glove service and three vehicles on hand to install the sculptures and are delighted to say it all went seamlessly.

When the exhibition is over in September our teams will collect the sculptures ready for them to be dispatched from our warehouse back to their sculptors. All the Edwards staff thoroughly enjoy being part of The Society of Portrait Sculptures Exhibition and look forward to undertaking this project next year.

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Face 2022 is open weekdays from 8th August to 2nd September from 11am to 4pm at The Garrison Chapel, 8 Garrison Square, Chelsea Barracks, London, SW1W 8BG.

For more information on Edwards Removals fine art logistics services get in touch with our team today.

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