Preview: 11th February 2011 6-8pm Open: 12th – 25th February 2011 by appointment
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Caroline Collinge’s A Picture Unfolds sees the first in a new collaboration between galleries TROVE, Birmingham and Minnie Weisz Studio, London. Collinge, represented by Minnie Weisz Studio, makes her first visit to Birmingham this February. A Picture Unfolds opened in December 2010 at Minnie Weisz Studio, the show looks at the history of the A-Z and its maker as well as paper folding as a textile technique in her first solo show.
The London A-Z therefore sets the scene for this capriccio, an architectural fantasy of the city streets. Fact, mythology and fantastical combinations of origami, costume and architectural elements recreate the story of the London A–Z.
Fragments of the life of Phyllis Pearsall who created the A-Z are literally woven into Caroline’s exhibition. Born 1906 -1996 Phyllis Pearsall began to note down the names of the streets of London whilst lost one evening on her way to a party in Belgravia. Lost in the city and armed with the 1919 Ordnance Survey map, Pearsall could not find the address of the party and so begins her story of working for up to eighteen hours a day, walking a total of 3,000 miles while mapping London’s 23,000 streets.
Caroline Collinge is an artist working within film, installation and performance currently a PhD student at University of the Arts (London College of Fashion). Caroline studied Theatre Design BA at Wimbledon School of Art 2002 and MA in Scenography at LABAN Conservatoire of Dance 2004. Her artwork was shortlisted for the RIBA ‘Forgotten Spaces’ Competition 2010 and exhibited at The National Theatre, she has also been shortlisted for the Museummaker Contemporary Craft Commission 2010. Her Set Design work includes theatre productions at Liege Opera House, Shunt, The Arcola, Camberwell Arts Festival, Prague Quadrennial and The Roundhouse, London.