A while ago I submitted some close-up photos of textures of my work to the Flickr group 'Colour Chart'. The group is moderated by the Tate Gallery Liverpool, as part of their exhibition 'Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today', being held at the Tate Liverpool 29 May - 13 September 2009.
The group purpose was as follows:
"Photographs submitted to the group will be shown on Tate Online, and 36 images will be used to make a glossy Colour Chart poster ... displayed at Tate Liverpool. "
All photos submitted had to be 'colour monochrome' images with the main colour making up at least 95% of the image. Check out the group pool to see some great photos.
I had forgotten the original purpose of the group as I had just been enjoying looking at all the photos in the pool so much, with their wonderful range of colour. Amazingly, yesterday I was contacted to say that one of my photos had been chosen, from over 4,300 total submissions, as one of the 36 images that will go on the poster! So exciting!!
It was this image that was chosen - a close-up of the texture of my 'Heliotrope' brooch:
The Tate is also sending out a copy of the poster to all 36 selected. Can't wait to see it!