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Exquisite Trove

Newlyn Art Gallery   23rd July - 2nd October 2010





'The House of Fairy Tales presents its travelling collection of mysterious artefacts from over 100 artists, which merges with extraordinary artefacts selected from West Cornwall museums by Cornelia Parker, Hadrian Pigott, Tim Shaw, Alex Smirnoff and Blair Todd. Exquisite Trove is an exploration of our human desire to collect, display and tell tales with objects and images that reflect our own personal histories and a fascination with the imagined lives of others'.

see interview with Hadrian Pigott and Alice Herrick

Contributing museums:
Constantine Heritage Museum, 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 and the inspiration of St Ives Museum.

Contributing artists:
Frida Alvinzi, Richard Ballinger, Fiona Banner, Lydia Barnes, Peter Bond, Virginia Bounds, Florence Boyd, Tony Brennan, Clare Burgess, Rachel Cattle, Natasha Chambers, Paul Chaney, Cedric Christie, Toby Christian, Oliver Clegg, Angela Cockayne, ContainerPLUS, Tom Crawford, Deborah Curtis, Adam Dant, Ian Dawson, Jo Digger, Annabel Elgar, Gordon Faulds, FIELDCLUB, William Fontaine, Nancy Fouts, Jen Franklin, Naomi Frears, Dmitri Galitzine, Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Bert Gilbert, Rob Goodwin, Carolyn Gowdy, Anne Hardy, Andy Harper, Mark Hammond, Marcelle Hanselaar, Stuart Haygarth, Billy Haygarth-Manchot, Paul Hazelton, Alice Herrick, Kurt Jackson, Jimp, John Jones, John Keys, Josh Knowles, LEO, Jessie Leroy Smith, Dan Lobb, Amanda Lorens, Alastair Mackie, Otto Mama, Sam McEwen, Jeff McMillan, Damien Meade, Charlotte Mew, Angus Mill, B Minns, Cathy de Monchaux, Melanie Manchot, Amanda Moore, Annie Morris, Richard Niman, Lois Olmstead, Orly Orbach, Ged Quinn, Cornelia Parker, Hadrian Pigott, Raul Pina, Marlowe Chan-Reeves, Max Reeves, Abigail Reynolds, Steve Richards, Barbara Rosenthal, Paul Sakoilsky, Lindsay Sekulowicz, Colin Self, Tim Shaw, Jane Simpson, 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, Rachel Whiteread, Simon Willems, Viktor Wynd, Billy Wynter, Elliott Young, Yoke & Zoom.