When: until 30th September 2012
Monday, Wednesday-Friday: 11:30-16:30pm | Saturday: 11:00-17:00 | Tuesday and Sunday: Closed
Where: Sara Preisler Gallery, The Custard Factory, B9 4AA
How much is that doggy in the window?, an exhibition by Lauren van Helmond, will be on display at the Sara Preisler Gallery in the Custard Factory until the end of September.
As well as quirky characters, the exhibition has a typically Digbeth theme, with the artist creating an illustrated book about the history of Bird’s Custard.
For this exhibition, Lauren has created a series of playful dogs made from discarded paint and biscuit tins. Each dog is unique and is fabricated by cutting the sheet tin, forming the shapes, soldering the seams, and then painting with enamel paints.
To accompany the dogs, Lauren has also designed and illustrated a picture book about the invention of Bird’s Custard. This humorous book tells the story of how a man’s love for his newly wedded wife set him on a journey which ultimately made him his fortune.