Monday, August 20, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
St Mary’s Market, off Chalon Way, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1AR
North West England

Button it

Platform, St Mary’s Market, off Chalon Way, St Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1AR

20 August – 28 October 2018

Exhibiting artists: Zoe Douglas-Cain, Toby Bradshaw, Anna Bradshaw, Alice Bradshaw, Hattie Salisbury, Susan Plover, Anne Murphy, Sunandra Shah, Bobby Thompson, Kala Shah, Sarah Keeping, Victoria Shone, Roy Jongeling, Louisa Helen Johnson, Alban Low, Rosemary Ashton, Lorna Jewitt, Monique Martin, Jessica Russo Scherr, Kremena Dimitrova, Krystyna Spink, Sarah Wells, Lucy Simm, Martha Ross-Parry, Barbara Schneider, Jennifer Curtis, Yaroslava Kellermann, Analysis Miljkovacana, Astrid G, Aimee Woodhead, Lindsey Kemp

Buttons, buttons and more buttons. Each button in our collection has been carefully selected by the contributor to represent themselves or another person and has been labelled with their story in various imaginative and creative ways.

First invented as a form of decoration for clothing, buttons evolved over the years into something much more, and at one point they were the only thing keeping our modesty and clothing together. Nowadays, buttons can be anything from functional to decorative and not limited to the realms of fashion.

Our choices of buttons may say something about us as individuals but also buttons may be a physical representation of memories, thoughts and feelings or moments in life. These may be difficult times or painful memories or symbolic of happier times. A button may come to symbolise a literal ‘keeping it together’.

Button It brings together a collection of buttons from a wide range of local and international artists with a story to tell in the form of visual art, written prose or a combination or the two.

Curated by Alice Bradshaw & Vanessa Haley.

Get in touch if you would like to host Button It next.