Monday, 23 April 2012

TROVE call out for toys

TROVE call out for toys
DEADLINE 6th May 2012
Exhibition dates 15th – 23rd June 2012

TROVE is an independent art space in Birmingham, UK, which run a monthly changing programme of contemporary art exhibitions/events.

In June 2012 TROVE, with Antonio Roberts, are hosting an exhibition about toys.  This project leads on from the discovery that the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, where TROVE is based, used to produce more ‘toys’ than jewellery, guns or pens; all things it is now more famously known for producing.  When researching what toys were produced in this area of Birmingham it was discovered that the term ‘toys’ was used to describe items such as buttons, cuff-links and belt buckles. 

With the misinterpretation of the word ‘toys’ TROVE are looking for actual toys, as is the current understanding of the word, that have been altered, hacked, modified or electronically changed, rather than ‘toys’ meaning belt buckles, buttons etc.

TROVE are inviting you to submit examples of your modified toys to:

Please email Antonio and include:
your CV and a short personal statement
a short description of the work/toys
links to online footage of the toy is available
max 6 photographs of the toy/s you are proposing

Notes for application:
please make sure you can deliver and collect your toys from TROVE; 11th/12th June for drop off and 24th June for collection.
we will only be accepting applications where toys are battery powered

For further info please contact Antonio on the above email address.
The deadline for submissions is 6th May 2012

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