current exhibition at CHELSEA space

Summer Window 2017

Thrift Store

work from the collections


For our 2017 Summer Window we have taken themes of consumerism, excess, austerity and artists’ use of clothing and accessories to disseminate their work and ideas in multiple editions.

The title and aesthetic of this display takes its lead from the window dressing of charity shops where possessions are recycled to provide cheap alternatives to the high street and generate income to aid charitable causes. 

Right to left:
Bob and Roberta Smith
Shop Local 2006
Eco ‘bag for life’
Published by PEER

Terry Frost
Untitled 1994
Silk Scarf
Published by BURRO

Mark Titchner
The World Isn’t Working 2017
Printed T-Shirt
Published by Everpress with profits going to DEC East Africa Appeal

Freee Art Collective
Riots Are Miracles 2014
Published by Freee Art Collective

Noel Forster
Untitled 2000
Silk Neck Tie
Published by Cultural Ties in aid of UNICEF

Eddie Farrell with Danny Flynn/G511ERY
More Is Over 2014
Hand-printed card slogan in the style of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s War Is Over.
From a performance executed on Oxford Street, Christmas 2014.

All works from the collection of Donald Smith/CHELSEA space




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