The Abandoned Shop Of Curiosities 2011

let logo1 310x150 The Abandoned Shop Of Curiosities 2011

“Welcome, to The Abandoned Shop Of Curiosities; an emporium which manifests in abandoned shops, and offers  a window into neglected, forbidden and unseen places. The shop invites visitors to interact and explore, to discover strange narratives, and meet furtive creatures from The Abandoned Buildings Project.”

The exhibition opened with a Victorian Tea Party, Jan 13th 2011. Jane held an open studio throughout the residency, and invited visitors to contribute to the production and development of new work. The interactive exhibition also invited visitors to share their memories of Blackburn’s now lost or abandoned  places, using maps, written notes, drawings or by bringing in objects or photographs.

Manchester’s Loiterers Resistance Movement made several appearances throughout the residency, exploring the relationship between Blackburn’s official histories, and the personal histories of  the people who live there.  The visitor information gained was used by the LRM to create two walking tours of the town.


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  1. Peter Mallam

    I am very much looking forward to this show. I have enjoyed all of L.E.T. activities so far and this looks to be interesting.
    More of this sort of thing!

    Jan 04, 2011 @ 9:23 pm


  2. Vicki

    I saw you setting up yesterday.
    Looking forward to the opening night!!

    Jan 06, 2011 @ 9:03 am


  3. Sarah

    I peered through the shutters last night and could see twinkling lights. Awesome.
    I will bob along after you open proper to check out the rest of the art.

    Jan 09, 2011 @ 11:59 am


  4. Eric

    Visited the shop a couple of times and went on the walk on the Saturday afternoon. What a great concept. Really enjoyed the content of the shop and the story behind it.

    Mar 22, 2011 @ 9:52 am

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