TROVE at mac birmingham, launching on 28th January – 9th September 2012
New to 2012 at mac birmingham is ALLOTMENT, an innovative programme which sees the Arena Gallery divided into plots and tended by independent curators, artists and creative groups. By extending the opportunity to curate to a wider community, the ALLOTMENT plots are imagined as a space to identify, profile and nurture the region’s new and emerging visual art talent.
Plot holders include: Dan Auluk, Clarke Gallery, BCU MA Curation students, mac staff, Moonbeams, Next Generation, Sparrow+Castice and TROVE
For ALLOTMENT, TROVE is producing a series of in house designed cabinets. The first, designed by Sophie Bancroft, will contain a series of curious objects, the collection of which will expand throughout the project and spread onto additional cabinets, one of which will appear every 8-week cycle throughout the 9-month project. Artists included in the first curiosity cabinet are Anna Francis, Matthew Robinson and Milk, Two Sugars.