SHOPKEEPERS OF THE WORLD
Since January 2017 I have been curating Shopkeepers of the World, a Quiet Down There project uniting and celebrating the culture of shopping in St Leonards on Sea and Bexhill and which explores the charity shop as a vessel for memories of people and place.
Based on the idea of the charity shop as an archive for the community, four artists worked with staff and volunteers, objects and stories to create a trail of artworks that highlight and celebrate the role the charity shop in people's lives. A series of art installations by artists Alinah Azadeh, Noemi Lakmaier, Albert Potrony and Hermione Allsopp were situated across St Leonards and Bexhill from the 8th-30th September 2018 as part of Coastal Currents Arts Festival.
Listen to interviews revealing the stories behind objects donated to charity gathered at project Donation Days: