Approved: 24.09.2021

Cabinet of Curiosity Studio

Artist, Digital designer, Lecturer / academic, Maker, Researcher

Approved: 24.09.2021

CABINET OF CURIOSITY STUDIO'S MISSION IS TO INSPIRE CURIOSITY THROUGH VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY THAT IGNITE THE CREATIVE IMAGINATION.

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Artist Statement

CABINET OF CURIOSITY STUDIO'S MISSION IS TO INSPIRE CURIOSITY THROUGH VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY THAT IGNITE THE CREATIVE IMAGINATION.


Cabinet of Curiosity Studio is a creative design studio that has worked nationally for over ten years with in the arts and heritage sector.

Cabinet of Curiosity Studio is based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear but operates across England. It was established in 2010 by designer maker Caroline Collinge and architect Edmond Salter following their selection as finalists for a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) competition that was profiled in the architecture press, and exhibited at the National Theatre, London. Since then, Cabinet of Curiosity Studio has built up a large clientele of arts and heritage organisations such as the Thames Festival Trust , museums such as the V & A, local authorities and universities seeking to engage with a wider audience through the arts and design. The studio have also received financial support from Arts Council England and other funding bodies to research, develop and project manage their own creative projects.

Collaborations have investigated hidden histories, stories, architecture, places and crafts, to create art exhibitions, installations and participatory activities in a range of diverse settings with a focus on creating architectural themed projects using sustainable materials, including paper and wood. The studio undertakes all elements of the design and making using hand craft skills, digital laser cutting fabrication techniques and CAD software to deliver high quality bespoke commissions that draw upon Caroline and Edmond’s expertise.

CV & Education

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS + COMMISSIONS

Model Village, Reclaim the Redways, Milton Keynes Council, Milton Keynes, 2021

Grand Constructions, New In Town, Creative Darlington, Darlington, 2021

Leeds Creative Labs: Bragg Edition, The Cultural Institute, University of Leeds, Leeds 2019-2020

#Untitled10 2019 (group), The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Durham October 2019-February 2020

Green House, Viewpoints for Festival of Thrift, Darlington, September-December 2019

Anatomica (solo), Rochester Art Gallery, Medway, September-December 2018

Peace Garden (solo), Fort Amherst, Medway, May 2018                               

Katagami in Practice: Japanese Stencils in the Art School (group), Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Asia House, London, April 2018       

Band of Brothers (solo), Rochester Guildhall Museum, Medway, April-September2018

Paper Studio (solo), Guildford Cathedral, Surrey, August-September 2017

Paper Menagerie (outdoors), Forest of Imagination, Bath, June 2016

The Art of Mapping (solo), Royal Engineers Museum, Medway, October-April 2016

Global Footprint (group), Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Northamptonshire, October-November 2012

Band Stand (solo), National Railway Museum, Durham, July 2012

New Windows on Willesden Green, Architecture Foundation, London, December 2011

A Picture Unfolds (solo), Minnie Weisz Studio, London, November -January 2011

Enchanted Park (group), Saltwell Park, Gateshead, December 2010

Fashionclash (group) De Timmerfabriek, Maastricht, The Netherlands, June 2010

Forgotten Spaces (group), Royal Institute British Architects (RIBA), National Theatre, London, May-July 2010               

Kings Cross Stories Part 3 (group), Kings Cross Reveal Festival, Minnie Weisz Studio, London, April-May 2010

PARTICIPATORY ACTIVITIES + WORKSHOPS

Makers Menu, Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, Northumberland, Durham and Cumbria 2021

WW1 Paper Toys, Rochester Guildhall Museum and various locations 2018

Ships on the Medway, Chatham Historic Dockyard and various locations 2018

Paper Forest, Owletts National Trust and rural Kent 2017

Rivers of the World, Thames Festival Trust and British Council, London and International Tour 2010-2016

Paper House, V & A Museum of Childhood, London 2015

Floatilla, Tall Ships Festival, Greenwich, London 2014

Open Book: Storyville, Transported, Lincolnshire 2014

London Lines, Festival of Neighbourhood, Jaybird Live Literature and Southbank Centre, London 2013

RESIDENCIES

#Untitled10 2019 Residency, The Bowes Centre, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Durham 2019

Peoples Cathedral Project Artist in Residence, Guildford Cathedral, Surrey 2016

School of Craft and Design Artist in Residence, University for the Creative Arts, Medway 2016 

Re: Make Maker in Residence, Silk Mill, Derby 2015

Creative Entrepreneur in Residence, Creativeworks London at V & A Museum of Childhood, London 2014

Shadow Digital Artist, Roundhouse, London, 2008