Erewash Museum have invited me take up a residency from 11 Sept. until 30th Oct. 2015 to accompany an exhibition of my work. This opportunity will allow me to gain access to the Museums social history collection which will inspire the residency and allow time and space to explore new approaches in my socially engaged practice.
For 15 years I have gathered used labels from local charity shops on Ilkeston High Street, unpicking labels from the neck of rag garments. The 30,000 used labels in my exhibition at Erewash Museum have all been gathered from Ilkeston; therefore local residents were once walking around in these garments.
The Museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am until 4pm. High Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5JA. Tel: 0115 9071141.