14 Jun 2011

Small is Beautiful? project

Chris Hussey

Small is Beautiful? is a collaborative documentary research project on the making and mending of everyday objects in the South West.  It is supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Council.

The project involves photographing shop interiors and objects, interviewing proprietors about work practices and creating a travelling  exhibition of images and texts.

Key contact for the project is Caitlin DeSilvey, who will be grateful to receive suggestions for sites to include in the project.  Both operational and shuttered premises will be considered.  Caitlin can be contacted on 01326 254161 or by email: c.o.desilvey@exeter.ac.uk

The project has a web presence at smallisbeautifulproject.blogspot.com

The first exhibition (“makers, menders & materials: part one”) will run  from 24th June  – 22nd July 2011 at the SWIB Archive & Gallery, 25 The Parade, Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2JN