Allison Smith: Notion Nanny / MATRIX 222

May 13–August 12, 2007

Allison Smith has some interesting notions about the meanings of history and craft in contemporary life. In her latest project, inspired by nineteenth-century peddler dolls called “notion nannies,” she casts herself as an itinerant apprentice, working with other craftspeople to exchange ideas, skills, objects, and experiences along the way.

  • Allison Smith: Notion Nanny, 2005–07; mixed media; dimensions variable; originally commissioned by London-based curatorial partnership B+B, Sarah Carrington and Sophie Hope; supported by grants from Arts Council England and the Jerwood Charity; photo courtesy Qube Gallery, Oswestry, England.

  • Upcoming
    Films
  • Past
    Films
  • Past
    Events