New object received

Given to recipient by a family member. The recipient doesn't curl, and doesn't skate much either. In fact, the dish makes them think of family members who died in a curling rink when a tornado destroyed it. It is kept because the recipient doesn't want to throw someone's art away. It lives in the garden.

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Objects in Purgatory featured on MODA blog!

The Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture's Zoe Hendon has taken a really interesting angle on Objects in Purgatory. Does it matter whether we like the things we keep in our homes or should we live by William Morris' instructions? Thanks for the post MODA!


Live Exhibition in Sheffield

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SIA Gallery, Sheffield Hallam University, May 2011

Most of us have received gifts that we don’t like but can’t bring ourselves to part with. It’s a universal experience that isn’t always easy to discuss. The Objects in Purgatory live exhibition celebrated our experiences of these anxiety-inducing objects. Visitors were invited to tell the story of their own uncherished possessions through photos, sketches or written submissions. In return each participant was given a handmade paperCampaign brooch.

As submissions were received, they filled the tables and walls, growing an engaging exhibition with a rich sense of collective ownership. The exhibition was a great success, collecting over 100 exhibits. The Campaign drew an audience from both inside and outside the university, and was featured in local newspapers and on BBC Radio Sheffield.

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Julia Keyte 2012