the house of fairy tales
23RD JULY - 2ND OCTOBER 2010
Exquisite Trove is a collaboration between The House of Fairy Tales and Newlyn Art Gallery, with artist Hadrian Pigott. Inspired by cabinets of curiosities or Wunderkammer, this exhibition is an exploration of the human desire to collect, display and tell stories with objects and images. They reflect our personal histories and a fascination with the imagined lives of others.
The exhibition is an amalgamation of the House of Fairy Tales' touring collection of significant and treasured items from artists, and an eclectic selection of strange and wonderful objects loaned from 10 local museums. The combination of artwork, treasured possessions and museum artefacts provokes fascinating and intriguing interpretations.
Throughout the exhibition there will be storytelling areas, books and activities for children of all ages that will inspire new narratives about the objects on display.
Florence Boyd, Tony Brennan, Clare Burgess, Rachel Cattle, Natasha Chambers, Paul
Chaney, Toby Christian, Cedric Christie, Oliver Clegg, Angela Cockayne, ContainerPLUS,
Tom Crawford, Adam Dant, Ian Dawson, Jo Digger, Annabel Elgar, Gordon Faulds,
FIE LDCLUB, Nancy Fouts, Jen Franklin, Naomi Frears, Dmitri Galitzine,
Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Bert Gilbert, Rob Goodwin, Carolyn Gowdy, Marcelle Hanselaar,
Melissa Hardie, Anne Hardy, Andy Harper, Mark Hammond, Stuart Haygarth, Alice Herrick,
Kurt Jackson, Jimp, John Jones, John Keys, Josh Knowles, LEO , Dan Lobb, Amanda Lorens,
Alastair Mackie, Otto Mama, Sam McEwen, Jeff McMillan, Damien Meade, Charlotte
Mew, Angus Mill, B Minns, Cathy de Monchaux, Melanie Monchot, Amanda Moore,
Annie Morris, Richard Niman, Lois Olmstead, Orly Orbach, Cornelia
Parker, Hadrian Pigott, Raul Pina, Ged Quinn, Marlowe Chan-Reeves, Max Reeves, Abigail
Reynolds, Steve Richards, Barbara Rosenthal, Paul Sakoilsky, Lindsay Sekulowicz, Colin
Self, Tim Shaw, Jane Simpson, Jesse Leroy Smith , Alex Smirnoff, Rodrigo Soloranzo, David
Spero, Tatiana de Stempel, Brigitte Stepputtis, Samantha Sweeting, Francis Thorburn, Blair
Todd, Katherine Tulloh, Caesar Turk, Gavin Turk, Francis Upritchard, Raisa Veikkola, Julie
Vermeille, Jessica Voorsanger, Daryl Waller, Kate Walters, Vivienne Westwood, Rupert White,
Simon Willems, Viktor Wynd, Billy Wynter, Elliott Young, Yoke & Zoom
Constantine Heritage Collection, Geevor Tin Mine, Helston Folk Museum, Marazion
Museum, National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Penlee House Gallery and Museum,Penryn
Museum, Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Royal Cornwall Museum, & Wayside Museum
Works from the museums have been selected by Cornelia Parker, Hadrian Pigott,
Tim Shaw, Alex Smirnoff, Blair Todd and the museum curators.