Meet the curator - Victoria Lucas from Axisweb on Vimeo.
'Why do we feel the need to archive, to save, to cut out, and to keep? What drives us to accumulate, record and assemble? Collect is an exhibition that features the loved object created using paper based materials. The artists selected are all concerned with the passionate interest we have for personal possessions, and the objects of the everyday.
Collections are extraordinary instruments that allow us to learn about the civilisations we live in, past and present. They allow us to rationalise the passage of time, putting our fears surrounding the constant loss time demands temporarily at rest. Most of all they tell us something about ourselves, allowing us to place ourselves in the real, to remember and to make ourselves feel more alive.' (Victoria Lucas, 2010)
Collect runs until 10 February 2010 at the Westgate Studios, 55 Westgate, Wakefield, WF1 1BW.