Tuesday, 3 April 2012

What's in the Box?

Drum roll please.................

Tenmoregirls are excited to announce the theme of our upcoming 2012 exhibition:

Glory Box
An exploration of history, culture, women, change and the contemporary hope chest.

Glory Box. The result of weeks of brainstorming, researching, debating and wondering, our theme explores the many facets of what it is to be a woman.

The concept of a Glory Box, or Hope Chest can be an extremely emotive one, referencing marriage, dowries and bride prices, rites of passage and the valuing and devaluing of women through history and across cultures.

From brilliant, moralistic paintings on renaissance marriage chests, the buoyant secret of Pandora's Box, and the despair of a refugee's tale, to the bright, plastic 'niceness' of 1950s Tupperware, each member of tenmoregirls is tackling this poignant topic from a vastly different angle.

Despite the distance between our starting points, our work is travelling along circuitous yet intersecting paths, overlapping every now and then, giving us deeper insights into the meaning of our theme and opening new realms of possibility in our designs, use of materials and techniques.

Our work for this exhibition is shaping up to be a varied, yet coherent collection of conceptual pieces; knives, wearables, objects, (un)wearables, and perhaps even a light...

Keep an eye out for the next instalment when you'll get a sneak peek into one of our studios and be the first to see what we're making. To make sure you get all our updates, just subscribe on our website.

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