Rosie Reed, "The Grandmothers"

June 07, 2019

Rosie Reed,

Artist's Reception at Robert Young Antiques; Friday 28th June 5pm-7pm.
"The Grandmothers" is the fourth in a series of Contemporary Collaborations at Robert Young Antiques, designed to showcase works by emerging artists, exploring relationships between historic and modern works of art.

Reed explains: “An antique toy denies its present holder so much of its adventure. It conceals the importance it had to the hands that originally held it, the games that it played protagonist to and the imaginary worlds that it once discovered and explored.”Open 28th June – 20th July 2019 at Robert Young Antiques' Battersea Gallery, "The Grandmothers" is a unique gallery window installation created by London artist Rosie Reed deriving inspiration from a selection of antique and vintage Folk Art Toys from the Robert Young Collection.

“The Grandmothers” seeks to explore the notion of opening up the attic boxes that store away these childhood notions of play and dreamed up worlds.”

The Contemporary Collaborations series is curated by RCA Graduate Erin Hughes who was the first artist to create a collaborative installation with Robert Young in 2017.

RYA Contemporary Collaborations has since grown in significance and popularity and the gallery now receives applications from a wide range of artists keen to participate in the initiative. 

We would like to thank Sambrook's, celebrated local Battersea craft brewery, for their generous sponsorship of this cultural initiative. 

For further details or to submit an application as a contributing artist, please contact

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