Cabinet of Curiosity are textile/costume artist Caroline Collinge & architect Edmond Salter.
They work with paper materials & techniques to make exhibitions, installations & participatory arts activities for commissions with heritage sites, arts organisations, museums & the community.


Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Hidden Art

I’ve been working with an architect on proposals for commissions, the majority of which require visualisations of the final work or inspirations. These are never usually shown in my portfolio, where the focus is on completed projects.

1)This commission was selected for an outdoors installation, but due to limitations we encountered with the production company, we were left with 4 days in which to make 8 Victorian pieces. Sadly we also didn’t manage to get any photographs of the final installation and as the work was never returned to us, this is the only visual record of the piece.

2)A visualisation for Minnie Weisz Studioto: the potential for a billboard near the studio to be used for exhibiting artwork by graphic and typographic artists.
The billboard art commissions by Argent PLC are currently on display behind St Pancras station.

3)Victorian architecture formerly used for textiles and fashion production is used to host installations and art for an annual festival ‘Situation Critical’. This proposal is based upon a contemporary high fashion label local to the region, John Smedley and a missing crinoline from a portrait of his wife, Caroline, resonant of the loss of the textile and fashion from that region.

4)Temple Manor in Kent was a point of departure and return for the Knights Templar. Our proposal developed ideas for an installation themed around travel. This collage was a starting point for our inspirations.

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