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Call for Objects | Bath Spa University Community


  • Bath Spa University Dartmouth Ave. Studios BA2 1AT (map)

As part of my studies in the Master of Fine Arts program at Bath Spa University, I am investigating themes of home, memory, belonging and loss.

The Cherished Objects Project is a social art project that engages members of a specific community in creating an artwork. During Term 2 of my first year of studies, I am collecting small objects that represent the experience of loss from members of the BSU community (all campuses, students, faculty, and staff).

Loss means different things to different people. It can be related to a person, a place, an opportunity lost or not taken, a job, a pet, and so on. I invite you to consider how loss has shown up in your life and to select an object that you are willing to loan to be part of this project. Possibilities include a personal belonging of a loved one, a photograph, a pet's collar, a seashell, keys, a rejection letter, a toy, etc. All objects will be accepted with gratitude. The objects will be used to create an art installation

Object Loan Guidelines

:: Contribute something that represents the experience of loss or a loss to you.

:: Your object should be no larger than approximately 30 cm (12 in) in any one dimension, relatively light (1 kg or less), and transportable.

:: Please do not make your own artwork.

:: Your object will be on loan for the duration of the project. You will be able to retrieve it at the locations and dates specified once you participate. They will be on each of the respective campuses.

:: I will treat your object with the utmost respect and reverence. It will be my honor and privilege to use it in my installation. I will decide how objects are used and you are trusting my method of presentation.

Delivery options (by 30th April 2018)

:: mail your object to Priory Farm Barn, Stanton Prior, Bath BA2 9HU, UK

:: bring it to my school studio at Dartmouth Avenue (2nd floor, 1st bay) and place it in the Cherished Objects Collection Box

:: drop it in a Cherished Objects Collection Box at Sion Hill (reception desk), Corsham Court (location) or Newton Park (location) campuses

By participating in this project, you are agreeing to allow your object to be used in my research, publicly exhibited, and photographed. Please complete and include this permission form when you donate your object.

If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.