Monday, 16 July 2012

The Olympic in 3D

white bath towel from the White Star line
70cm x 50cm

A big ship, a big iceberg.
A sale of goods.
A lady buys some nice towels, she remembers the ship.
They get used .
They get put away.
They get put in a box when the house is cleared.
They are nearly used for rags.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Presented by Mrs Steppatt

glass dome, burnt 1930s wedding dress, spent matches, paper label.
30cm x 60cm.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Your eyes have been opened...

Angela Barrett  'Lady Macbeth'

  The recent show at the museum asked questions ....

Bruce Gilbert  'Flying Mole'

These were seen by Bruce Gilbert on a trip to Switzerland

Celia Ward ' Rubbish Dump Messiah'

 Moved by images of art created on vast rubbish dumps Celia Ward response was to produce an icon to sustainability.

Piers Jamson  'Wey Corridor'

 Piers Jamson lives a few seconds into the future which is why he knows what it will look like.

Susan Stockwell  'Glasses'

Susan Stockwell, textile designer, had to wear these glasses at the age of eighteen months.

                  Vanessa  Rolf  'Battle of Narvik'
Vanessa Rolf

Vanessa Rolf examined censorship during WW2.

and Rachael Matthews did this which opens more than eyes.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Your Eyes Have Been Opened and Now You Can Not Close Them

   The next public exhibition will be on the weekend of the 30th June and 1st July. There will be a timed entry system to allow all visitors to have their own private view of the show.
Artists showing  are:
Angela Barrett , Rachael Matthews ,Celia Ward ,Vanessa Rolf ,Bruce Gilbert, Susan Stockwell and Piers Jamson.
  Silence is requested at all times in the museum.
Gifts, souvenirs and refreshments will be available.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012


installation of waterfall in museum cupboard.
no image available

Monday, 7 May 2012


 Installation of darkness 2010-2011.
Degraded mirror with reflection.
50cm x75cm

violet,purple mauve,lilac,plum,mulberry,aubergine,blackcurrant,

Saturday, 5 May 2012

You and I are Earth

cutlery box, kid leather glove, pins, handmade lace, ribbon
40 x 20 cm.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Something of small importance

photographic glass plate frame, a small amount of embroidery thread wrapped around a piece of card in a small wax paper envelope.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

The shape of the law

perfume box, keys used for the sheds for the V&A's garden shed Friday late.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Submissions for a new show

view through a half-tone plate

The next show at the museum will be from the 30th June until the 1st of July. New acquisitions will be displayed alongside the show entitled 'Your Eyes Have Been Opened And Now You Can Not Close Them'.
Submissions are now being considered.

Shadows of the Ascent of Man

From the museums' collection of shadows.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Always winter but never christmas

.....through the fur coats ,past the lampost, snow underfoot in the deep winter that has engulfed the Museum for Objects of Vertu. There will be tea and toast , presents and maybe some turkish delight.
Welcome all you sons of Adam and daughters of Eve.....

the view from Narnia

step out from the wardrobe

museum for objects of vertu   Narnia 2008


never christmas

sons of Adam daughters of Eve

a gift from the snow queen

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Dust Jacket

The second exhibition at the museum was inspired by an old copy of  'The Voyage of the Beagle'

museum for objects of vertu   'dust jacket'  2008 had no cover. The following artists provided one.....

audrey reynolds

mathew robins

piers jamson

rachael matthews

richard gray

rosie cooper

tim spooner

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Memento Hominem

The first exhibition at the museum was called 'Memento Hominem'. I have always been fascinated by the private collectors cabinets of the 17th century and in particular those that had personal objects, ones that only had meaning to the owner. The museum has been heavily influenced by these so I asked five artists to respond with their own 'living' artefacts........

mathew robbins   'barbra' 2008
raechel matthews  'a trip to the virgin islands' 2008

richard gray  'rosa' 1994

rosie cooper  'the forsaken woodland show' 2008

piers jamson  'untitled' 2008
fleur oakes  'stuff ' 208


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