Idris Murphy – Sculptures

There is a contextual menu here

The current code builds that menu based on the existence or not of relationships between blogs….etc…

The point here is that  we need a menu and this menu’s content is very easy to maintain online and infrequently. So there is no real need for a dynamic menu.
A simple <UL><LI><A> and the appropriate css will do the trick.
We can have a user controlled menu back again.

  • Works (always), dedicated artist’s works page,
    • list of works by this artist, based on works tags (portfolio short code, type work, tag artistName)
      Editable by the user.
      Note: Some work will be InStock, some Sold and some in other statuses, for example on loan for an exhibition.
    • The page is free format.
      Editable by the user.
  • CV (Always), dedicated artist’s CV page
    • The page is free format.
      Editable by the user.
  • Exhibitions (Always), a dedicated artist’s exhibitions page)
    • list of exhibitions containing works by this artist, based on tags (portfolio short code, type exhibition, tag artistName)
      Editable by the user.
      Note: Exhibitions must be tagged with artists represented during the exhibition. That is a piece of information that is currently displayed.
    • For each exhibition, a link to the exhibition’s page
      • Each exhibition page is a list of works tagged for that exhibition
        (portfolio shortcode, type work, tag exhibition CODE).
        Editable by the user.
      • Conditional Toggle (Show works by {name}, Show works by all artists)
        If an artist name is supplied (artist param) show the toggle, and click the “show works by name” button, otherwise show all.
        This is easy and efficient to do using jQuery, but it is javascript so it cannot work on wordpress.com…You need a hosted plan and here and header.php must include jQuery links.
        Note: The artist name, will be supplied by the short code in the list of tags which is made invisible, but the content should be accessible.
        As long as the template outputs the user content, the page is editable by the user.
  • Stockroom (Always), an editable generic page
    Unlike other displays mentioned here, the stockroom is not a-priori  artist specific.
    So, a general purpose stockroom page is necessary; it also needs to allow searching by artist, by art type, by media, by substrate or other features.
    We can still imagine an artist dedicated stockroom page (would be like permanent artist online exhibition)

    • List of works by the artist’s that are “In Stock”, based on tags (portfolio short code, type work, tags artistName+In Stock.
      So,
      to add a work in the stockroom => add In-Stock tag on the work and remove Sold tag if any.
      to remove a work from the stockroom => add Sold tag on the work and remove In-Stock tag if any.
      Editable by the user.
    • The page is free format
      Editable by the user.
  • Press (Optional)
    The page is free format
    Editable by the user.
  • Publication (Optional)
    The page is free format
    Editable by the user.
  • Videos (Optional)
    The page is free format
    Editable by the user.

There can be artist related content here

Idris Murphy’s Sculptures remind us of the marks men leave even in the most desertic locations of Australia.

I have deeply moved by these ruins one can find in the middle of nowhere. You drive two days without a soul in sight and there in the distance you see the ghost of mining equipment or a crumbled sheep station. They are at the same time distant in space and in time.

And obviously the related content as in the “works” sub-page

 

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