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The mantelpiece

Goode, A, Johnson, S, Curtis, K, Akram, S, Cappello, F, Chambers, J, Kendall, T, Loder, C, Miles, J and Nicol, K (2011) The mantelpiece. Bath, UK, 7 - 20 November 2011. [Exhibition]

Item Type: Exhibition
Creators: Goode, A, Johnson, S, Curtis, K, Akram, S, Cappello, F, Chambers, J, Kendall, T, Loder, C, Miles, J and Nicol, K
Abstract: 'In existence, the mantelpiece commands the focus of the domestic interior; an altar, serving as a place to exhibit precious and sentimental objects. It has a permanence and somehow stands quietly separate from the daily life around it. On the mantelpiece everyone is able to curate the things they most love. For many designers visiting the car-boot or charity shop, is as regular as doing the grocery shop. Back at home, they cant help but curate and showcase arrangements of found and made objects, residing on mantelpieces, shelves, sideboards and window sills. Initiating the connection between looking for, collecting, sorting, thinking, designing and making. The Mantelpiece looks at these inspirational collections of objects. Individually, the items may be viewed as beautiful, incredibly crafted or even plain ugly and pointless, yet when arranged on a mantelpiece this stuff creates a narrative, expressing the design handwriting of the creator. In this exhibition, a group of designers, who have close links with the Bath School of Art and Design, recreate their mantelpieces, displaying personal, yet disparate windows through which the audience can catch a glimpse of the private world of design, designers and the objects that inspire the creation of new stuff.'
Official URL: http://stuffbath.com/about/the-mantelpiece/kerry-c...
Date: 2011
Event Location: Bath, UK
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
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Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2012 12:38
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 13:00
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/368
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