Sunday, July 26, 2009

Bon Voyage

I wish, wish, wish I had a few images to show, so if anyone knows of this exhibition after reading, and has any kind of resources, please send them to me. Between 7th June and 26th July 1997, Birmingham Ikon Gallery gave a temporary home to TONY HAYWARD'S 'Bon Voyage' collection. They were photographs, if my mind serves me right, of miniature landscapes built using holiday souvenirs, and random small finds. His quirky constructions highlight our consumerist desire to own holiday mementos, and the ritual of positioning them in the house. Quite amusing really considering we have all fallen victim to the 'looked good at the time' snow globes, Eiffel Tower models and tragic postcards.

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