Saturday, 16 June 2012


TOYBOX opened Friday 15th June at TROVE.  Here's the blurb and below are images of all the works.
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 during the industrial revolution; 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 presenting an exhibition of the contemporary understanding of the word.  With a mixture of performance (preview night only), film and modified/hacked toys, this group exhibition is lively, fun and playful. 

Here are the toys:
Sam Underwood

James Gill 

Katy Morrison

Duncan McKellar 

Claire Davies

David Lee

The films were by:
Rosie Curtis and Steph Bryant

Emilie Crewe 

Maria Mattos 

And finally for the preview night there were performances by:
Kate Spence

Daniel Salisbury

and Richard Peel.

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