02 May 2015 - 05 Jun 2015

Misc. Don. is a collaborative exhibition with Lincolnshire Archives and artists, hosted at The Collection’s Courtyard Gallery.

The exhibition explores the intriguing relationship between how an archive is defined, how it is categorised, how it is used by a multitude of people, and how artists respond to archives and archiving.

Misc. Don. works in conjunction with Lincolnshire Archives’ Miscellaneous Donations collection, also known as ‘Misc. Don.’. This collection contains a plethora of interesting paper-based artefacts, reflecting the multi-stranded definition of what an archive can be. For this exhibition, the 'Misc. Don.' collection acted as a catalyst for the featured artists’ work; the classification bringing forth a prospect and excitement of the unknown.

The artists featured in the show respond to a selection of two boxes from the ‘Misc. Don.’ collection; one ‘unseen’ box which is not visible to them and the other a ‘seen’ box, the content of which the artists have seen. These exciting artistic responses, alongside the loans from Lincolnshire Archives, will be the focus of the show, showcasing archives and archiving in countless ways.

Artists include:
Holly Bowler
Kate Buckley
Malynda Umland
Elizabeth Wright

With other artists to be confirmed

Misc. Don. is curated by Sophia Kyprianou

Exhibition open from 10am - 4pm (last entry 3.45pm)

Preview on Saturday 2nd May, 1pm - 3pm

Accompanying events

  • The exhibition's curator, Sophia Kyprianou, will be in the space to talk about the show on: 7th, 14th and 28th of May 1pm - 4pm
  • Family Fun Event: 'Making an Archive', Wednesday 27th May 10 am - 1pm