20-21 Visual Arts Centre
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Church Square, Scunthorpe DN15 6TB
East Midlands

A new installation by Paul matosic.Around 11,000 metal objects were collected by metal detectorist Mr Walter Carlile in one parish of Lincolnshire (South Ferriby) over the course of two decades. Mr Carlile collected everything he found, from Bronze Age fragments, via Roman coins to post-medieval stair rod holders. The result is a record of metal objects lost in a parish over the last four thousand years. The collection was acquired in its entirety by North Lincolnshire Museum. This installation might be the one and only time that the Carlile collection will be seen in its entirety. Like many other such collections the finds are stored in boxes and shelved, often to be forgotten again. This work can cast new light upon this material, in effect it re-excavates material from out of the store room and offers its intrigue to the public