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.


Monday, 11 July 2016


We've been working with the Thames Festival Trust on their Rivers of the World project, exploring the cultural heritage and stories of rivers with Secondary schools across London. This is a short animation that we made during one of our workshops that focused on creating paper shadow shows about the traditional trades in Sri Lanka. Pupils worked with photographic portraits of Sri Lankan workers from 1900, many of which were women working in rural economies, and used these as inspiration for their characters within their paper cut environments.
We then used lighting to back project onto a screen made of tracing paper against which the pupils created a series of animated sequences that we have edited together to create an audio visual journey through Sri Lanka's past.