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Unheimlich (The Ghost Train) by Helen Britton

Exhibition  /  14 Mar 2014  -  26 Apr 2014
Published: 09.03.2014
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Intro
It's a seedy scene, with rumours of sex and violence, of transient livelihoods; jailbirds and petty criminals, the underbelly. Nestled in amongst all this are The Ghost Trains. As a small child, in a state of fear and excitement, I would avert my eyes when walking past a Ghost Train. A glimpse was enough.

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Helen Britton
Unheimlich: The Ghost Train
When I was growing up in Australia there was the yearly Show. In fact there still is. Everyone comes to town to show their best animal, their best vegetable and the best thing they can bake, pickle, or preserve. There are show bags to be had, wonders to be seen; shearing, wood chopping, dogs with wild hairdos. A fabulous spectacle connecting the country to the city.
Then there is Side Show alley. Fun rides, shooting parlours, mangy, bad tempered ponies that children can ride at their own risk. It's a seedy scene, with rumours of sex and violence, of transient livelihoods; jailbirds and petty criminals, the underbelly. Nestled in amongst all this are The Ghost Trains.
As a small child, in a state of fear and excitement, I would avert my eyes when walking past a Ghost Train. A glimpse was enough. I was also of the firm belief that the disused railway sheds on the other side of the swamp where I grew up were haunted and that even touching the walls of these buildings with a piece of wood would lead to certain death. The fear was genuine, but so was the fascination. Carefully kept trinkets from that distant past have become symbols of a primal contradiction. The allure of the unknown and ultimately unknowable.

Remarks

You and your friends are cordially invited to the opening reception on Friday, 14th of March from 89.00 - 21.00h.


Special opening during the IHM:

So 16.3. 13.00 - 18.00 h
Mo 17.3. 13.00 - 18.00 h

Opening times:
Tue - Fri 13.00 - 19.00h Sat. 11.00 - 14.00h

Unser Dank gilt der Firma Märklin, die großzügig die Ausstellung gesponsert hat, sowie Herrn Roland Pollack, der mit seinem Rat und seiner Hilfe unentbehrlich war. Ohne diese Unterstützungen wäre die Ausstellung so nicht möglich gewesen.
Installation of Unheimlich (The Ghost Train) by Helen Britton
Jürgen Eickhoff
2014
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Helen Britton. Brooch: Thorn, 2013. Silver, paint, glass. Helen Britton
Brooch: Thorn, 2013
Silver, paint, glass
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Helen Britton. Brooch: Knives Snake, 2013. Silver, paint, glass. Helen Britton
Brooch: Knives Snake, 2013
Silver, paint, glass
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Helen Britton. Bracelet: Flowers Bones, 2014. Silver, paint. Helen Britton
Bracelet: Flowers Bones, 2014
Silver, paint
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Helen Britton. Bracelet: Drops Bones, 2014. Silver, paint. Helen Britton
Bracelet: Drops Bones, 2014
Silver, paint
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Helen Britton. Earrings: Blitz, 2013. Silver, black rhodinised, diamonds. Helen Britton
Earrings: Blitz, 2013
Silver, black rhodinised, diamonds
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Helen Britton. Pendant: Lucky Teeth, 2014. 750/- gold and silver with gold. Helen Britton
Pendant: Lucky Teeth, 2014
750/- gold and silver with gold
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Helen Britton. Installation: Unheimlich. Helen, BrittonInstallation: UnheimlichInstallation under construction. Helen Britton
Installation: Unheimlich


Helen, Britton
Installation: Unheimlich
Installation under construction
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Helen Britton. Painting: Owl, 2014. Acryl and ink on paper. Edition of 10. Helen Britton
Painting: Owl, 2014
Acryl and ink on paper
Edition of 10
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Helen Britton. Painting: Knife, 2014. Acryl and ink on paper. Edition of 10. Helen Britton
Painting: Knife, 2014
Acryl and ink on paper
Edition of 10
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Helen Britton. Painting: Scull, 2014. Acryl and ink on paper. Edition of 10. Helen Britton
Painting: Scull, 2014
Acryl and ink on paper
Edition of 10
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Helen Britton. Ring: Untitled, 2014. Silver, gold. Helen Britton
Ring: Untitled, 2014
Silver, gold
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