6 Jun 2014

The Roadside Museum: Excavation

Excavation took place between the 23rd and the 26th May, 12 months after the interment of works.


Friday 23rd May the excavation begins.

Samira Shafiei Nejad – excavating canvas from the ‘Unending Series’

Remnants recovered from Stig Evans’ monochrome series

Stig Evans – ‘monochrome series’ excavation of text painting

Peter Trukenbrod – ‘Sugar Cube’ (1728 sugar cubes sealed with silicone, before & after)

Fred Martin – ‘Exvagus’ (eroded zinc plate to be transferred via printing intaglio on paper)
Veronika Lukasova – ‘Underground Occurrences’ (exposed & processed chrome film to be scanned)

Excavating the remnants of Barbara Ekstrom’s Tales from the Earth

Barbara Ekstrom – ‘Tales from the Earth’ (linen cloth book)

Alana Tyson – ‘untitled’ series of clay sculptures regular visitors to the beach


Retrieving Sarah Carne's submission from the 'I love my Yugo' project

Topp & Dubio – ‘All Your Favourite Projects’ (artist book)

Preparing to return the field to its original state
NB. Not all works depicted, recordings to be revealed at a later date

28 May 2013

The Roadside Museum: News and Information


Current news:

Excavation of the site will begin on the 23rd May and continue until the 26th May. Works will be identified and documented before we contact individual artists. Updates will follow.

The Roadside Museum is an experimental project examining the feasibility and/or desirability of fast forwarding the ageing process of artists' work through biological and chemical decay.
The artists selected for the project are:

Sarah CarneGraham DunningBarbara EkströmStig EvansVeronika LukasovaFred MartinSamira Shafiei NejadRiitta OittinenRaksha PatelTopp & DubioPeter TrukenbrodAlana Tyson and Chris Wood.

Click on names for website links.


The project allows for a range of media to be considered in relation to the progression of time and decomposition whilst providing unique documentation of the West Lancashire region. It has been conceived as an experimental ‘art’ residency due to the predicted physical transformation of the objects involved and how the artists/viewers engage with and respond to this change.
In June 2014, works will be unearthed, documented and prepared for a public exhibition.
Please email any queries to project curators John O'Hare and Gordon Culshaw at free space projects - at - gmail - dot com.