The return of Call Waiting

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Tuesday 7 December 2010
Amy Cooper

The title of our latest exhibition comes from an artwork that was specially commissioned for the NEW Gallery's atrium space for its opening in 1995: Call Waiting, by Ralph Paine.

Getting the five long printed panels back up into place was no piece of cake. Check out these pictures of Ian from Rich Rigging and Red from Total Access installing the piece from their precarious perches:

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Plenty of safety gear was needed to work up so high...

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Unfortunately, one of the crew left his knee pads behind, meaning some uncomfortable moments out on the narrow ledge!

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Come and see the finished result (and the rest of the exhibition) - it's an impressive sight, especially once you know what was involved in getting it there!