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Relic 1 & 2 (created for Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery), Exhibited in - Many a Slip

BROWNSWORD, Neil (2015) Relic 1 & 2 (created for Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery), Exhibited in - Many a Slip. [Artefact]

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Dissemination context:
Surplus objects created for 'Divided Labour' at the new Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery (2014), were show in 'Many a Slip', an exhibition curated by Alison Britton which interrogated the domestic symbol of the cup. Relic 1 and Relic 2 (2014) consisted of four tea cups salvaged from former sites of ceramic manufacture displayed on deconstructed factory furniture. Used to hold ceramic printing inks and medium, the objects had come to inadvertently decorate themselves - revealing traces of labour through repetitive action.

Other exhibiting artists included:
Rupert Ackroyd, Felicity Aylieff, Sam Bakewell, Gordon Baldwin, Karen Bennicke, Stephenie Bergman, Per Inge Bjørlo, Quentin Blake, Mattia Bonetti, Tord Boontje, Caroline Broadhead, Neil Brownsword, Owen Bullett, Sarah Campbell, David Clarke, Judith Cowan, Betsy Dadd, Robert Dawson, Jane Dillon, Ken Eastman, Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Philip Eglin, James Evans, Jessie Flood-Paddock, Tom Foulsham, Sorsha Galvin, Melissa Gamwell, Gitta Geschwendtner, Toby Glanville, Tanya Harrod, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Tony Hayward, Elisa Helland-Hansen, Marie Hermann, Hanne Heuch, Jochen Holtz, Hitomi Honsono, Paul Iché, Bryan Illsley, Kerry Jameson, Martin Bodilsen Kaldhal, Rob Kesseler, Esther Knobel, Jennifer Lee, Nicholas Lees, Chun Liao, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Andrew Logan, Michael Marriot, Robert Marsden, James Maskrey, Nao Matsunaga, Jock McFadyen, Ian McIntyre, Carol McNicoll, Maria Militsi, Khashayar Naimanan, Rosa Nguyen, Lawson Oyekan, Jacqueline Poncelet, Sara Radstone, John Rainey, Peder Rasmussen, Matthew Raw, Christopher Reid, James Rigler, Anders Ruhwald, Kjell Rylander, Alida Sayer, Philip Sayer, Paul Scott, Natsko Seki, Kristina Riska, Bente Skjøttgaard, Richard Slee, Martin Smith, Hans Stofer, Tony Stokes, Silo Studio, Ester Svennson, Janice Tchalenko, Peter Ting, Maiko Tsutsumi, Simone ten Hompel, Marit Tingleff, Prue Venables, Conor Wilson, Jesse Wine, Adrian Wiszniewski, Emma Woffenden, Takeshi Yasuda, Dawn Youll, Christoph Zellweger.

Item Type: Artefact
Additional Information: Divided Labour – The unsung crafts of ceramic industrialisation. The New Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery (exhibition, 2014). As one of five artists funded by Arts Council England to ‘develop new audiences for museums through contemporary art’, Brownsword was invited as artist/curator by Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery (SMAG) in 2011. As part of the new museum’s redevelopment (open April 2014), this involved the reinterpretation and redisplay their nationally recognised Shropshire ceramics collection. Brownsword's response was set in the context of recent globalisation where traditional industry has outsourced much of its skilled labour overseas. For the commission he sought to re-connect overlooked industrial craft practices back to SMAG’s ceramics collection. Through his curated taxonomies of found objects and industrial tools, Brownsword offered innovative entry points to further understanding traditional ceramic manufacture through residual traces of manual dexterity.
Faculty: School of Creative Arts and Engineering > Art and Design
Event Location: Marsden Woo Gallery, 23 Charlotte Road, London, EC2A 3PB
Depositing User: Neil BROWNSWORD
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 10:55
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2019 10:55
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5324

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