Thursday, 16 December 2010

Au & Ag at TROVE - images

Au and Ag

TROVE’s December exhibition, in association with Brilliantly Birmingham, presents a series of works by Vicky Cull and Justine Moss.

Au & Ag consists of Cull looking at silver, of which her interest came from many sources. It is firstly a direct response to the site as TROVE was originally the worlds first silver plating factory, this along with the Jewellery Quarter’s history she has covered her work, and the gallery, in silver. The piece 5 Kilos of Silver Glitter is inspired by stories of the old jewellery factory floors being sold separately from the building due to the amount of precious metal dust in the floors that were then melted down and collected. The second part of Cull’s work looks particularly at silvers ‘noble’ connotations with queens, armoury, medals etc. and she uses similar shapes, lines of these metal items upon her vast work entitled D.I.A.N.A. and family.

While Moss works with the other precious metal from the exhibitions title, gold, something she has been exploring since her visit to Russia earlier this year. While on her visit Moss kept a diary noting down the evident opulence andgrandeur of the Russian palaces and the use of gold in both an oppressive and intimidating way. The Royal families of Russia making an obvious statement of their wealth through the perhaps overuse of the metal. For Au & Ag Moss has written part of her diary on a massive scale in 32½ carrot gold.

Aedas Presents : Accessories - sneak peek

Tonight is the launch of the December Aedas Presents exhibition and is the work of the BIAD MA Product Design students who have tackled a brief to design a piece based upon a Triumph motorcycle and to include an actual piece from the motorbike.

Here are a few pictures taken after the install on Sunday.

Triumph will be judging the works on display and offering their winner for 'best product' a placement within their own product design department. My top two favourites were the cutlery* (on the left of the image below)...

...and this mustache dryer*.

*Apologies - will get students name tonight and update the post.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Aedas Presents : Accessories

Here's some info on the latest Aedas Presents show - installed it on Sunday and it looks amazing, the students should all be very pleased!

Aedas Presents : Accessorise

Preview Show 6 pm Thursday 16 December 2010
Colmore Plaza, Birmingham

Aedas Presents welcome you to join us at this exclusive invitation only preview show from 6 pm – 8.30pm on Thursday 16 December. If you cannot make this date, “Accessorise” will be displayed in Colmore Plaza until 20 December.

Aedas Presents invites you to view 18 alternative lifestyle products for the Triumph motocyle owner, based on compomets from the Triumph Bonneville T100 by Birmingham Institute of Art and Design MA Product Design students.

Please RSVP to or to arrange a visit.

Further details of the organisations involved can be found at:

Friday, 10 December 2010

Au & Ag at TROVE

Au and Ag

TROVE in association with Brilliantly Birmingham presents an exhibition by Vicky Cull and Justine Moss, find more info HERE on TROVES website

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Glorious Rubble - Stuart Mugridge and Edward Wakefield

For TROVEs Glorious Rubble exhibition Stuart Mugridge and Edward Wakefield performed a not quite factual tour of Newhall Square, the site for the exhibition. Below are images and the script for you to have a peak at.

Glorious Rubble - Deborah Mingham and Ravi Deepres

The first of two piece by Deborah Mingham, the first in Newhall Square (soon to be a permanent sculpture.)

The second Deborah Mingham piece in The Whitmore Warehouse which includes a silver plated tree!

2 new beautiful Ravi Deepres films in The Whitmore Warehouse made from footage he filmed on site 5 years before.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Popped round to The Neighbors for some tea and cake

New Birmingham curatorial duo The Neighborhood invited local arts organisations and enthusiasts to a introductory bake off. Here is TROVEs journey...

Monday we baked!
Tuesday morning we made a second lot of icing due to splitting buttercream made the night before for the snowball look.
Tuesday evening we travelled to Moor Street, drank lots of tea courtesy of the The Neighborhood while the judges (Loaf, Soul Food Project and Frost and Snow) tasted all the cakes.
Then we got to try them all too!
David eating some of our cake - he is amazed at how amazing it was!
munch munch - everyone liked our Snowball Rainbow cake
The winners of judges choice were More Canals Than Venice for a yummy choc and beetroot cake, as was Kino10 for yummy blueberry cakes and.......TROVE!!! Below is our judges choice award
We also won the Grand-Champ award too!

We left pleased and very full of some delicious cake

This cake was bought to you from the mind of Une Londonienne

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Important Artifacts at ARC

This was potentially (and sadly if true) the final ARC event ever. If it is though, they went out with a bang. Important Artifacts curated by Anneka French was a show of 6 artists whose work examines collections, the final show being something of a vaulted cabinet of curiosities - which was totally up my street! The artists were Matt Andrew, Jane Morrow, Tim Robottom, Molly Rooke, Joanne Masding and Tutte Nehall and I thought the whole show was great with a brilliant narrative that was also bought to life with two short lectures by Jane.

Here are some pics from the preview and see ARCs blog for more details about the show HERE

Matt Andrew
Tutte Newall
Joanne Masding
Molly Rooke
Tim Robottom

Jane Morrow

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Glorious Rubble - Michael Collins and Dave Ruffles

Michael Collins' photographs in TROVE for Glorious Rubble:

Dave Ruffles projection at TROVE:

A couple of pictures from the projection from Dave Ruffle's time at The Museum of Science and Industry from 2000, just before the move of the installations to Millennium Point:

Upon his return to site in 2006:

Michael and Dave's pictures appear courtesy of Pete James on loan from Birmingham City Council's photographic archives.