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.