The Mobile Wall System formed the display structure for an exhibition titled Painting Show at Eastside Projects, Birmingham. Each panel acted either as a canvas for a work painted directly onto its surface by the artist Sophie von Hellerman, or as a wall with a sculpture or painting mounted onto it. The Mobile Wall System also functioned as a colour-coded key to this large group show. The set of modular wall panels will be utilised in future exhibitions at Eastside Projects.
Queen & Crawford were responsible for designing this structure, which they reverse-engineered from an original set of panels designed by Adolf Krischanitz for the Secession Gallery in Vienna, and for fabricating and installing the system. The Mobile Wall System consisted of a grid of steel-threaded sockets permanently installed in the galleryâ€™s concrete floor, into which aluminium posts were inserted, with the wall panels fixed between these posts with steel pins. The walls were just 50mm thick, with the panels constructed from a flame retardant EPS core laminated with hardwood-faced-ply and mdf encasing a softwood frame with a hardwood (Meranti) trim.