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Makers, artists and artisans in Dulwich – The Curious Exchange needs you!

Makers, artists and artisans in South Southwark – The Curious Exchange needs you!



Do you make things? Do you live or work in the East Dulwich, Dulwich Village and College wards?

You are welcome to contribute!

The Curious Exchange engages local people; makers, artisans and artists, in ideas around community, value, exchange and reciprocity.


The Curious Exchange will be in a pop-up shop in the original entrance to Dulwich Leisure Centre. Over 150 makers / artists are invited to bring a made object, to be placed by the curators Jane Millar and Fran Burden, in a Cabinet of Curiosities style display. All the works brought and exchanged will be documented to create a permanent record of the collection.


While the Exchange is open, anyone can bring an object they have made and will be invited to exchange it for something from the display that they consider to be of equal value to their object. The display will be constantly changing and there will be no money involved!


When the Exchange closes, the original 150 makers are invited to come and take an object of their choice back from the display.


The Curious Exchange will be open for business from Friday 10 May to Sunday 19 May at Dulwich Leisure Centre (original entrance), East Dulwich Road, SE22

What can I submit?

The Exchange can only accept something that you have made. It must be no bigger than 20 x 20 cms in any dimension. All media and techniques are invited, with the exceptions of perishable foodstuff and photography. Objects / images where photography is part of their making are welcome.

When should I bring it in?

All makers wishing to be in the opening display will need to book in a time to bring their work in person to the Exchange on Sat 4th and Sun 5th of May 2013. The curators reserve the right to refuse any object that they consider does not meet the conditions above.

Please bear in mind that your object may be exchanged, but you can choose an object in return from the final display.

Follow the Curious Exchange on and on twitter @sitecurious

The Curious Exchange is  part of a programme of events being funded and delivered by Southwark Council in south Southwark during 2013.  This programme has been developed in partnership with Dulwich Society, Dulwich Park Friends, Dulwich Festival,  Pavilion Café, local ward councillors and residents.

Jane Millar is based in West Norwood and is a practising artist, curator and lecturer.  She has exhibited nationally and internationally as a solo exhibitor and selected for group exhibitions.  In 2012 Jane curated Curious: A site- specific art trail in West Norwood Cemetery involving 24 artists.  She has collaborated on a number of artists’ books and developed and curated “FOLD: The Newspaper of the Unconscious”

Further details about the Southwark Events in Dulwich in 2013 are here

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