The Shopping Trolley gallery
Cover illustration The parade of panels and one of the panels shown previously on the trolley.
The Last Show of the Shopping Trolley gallery
A Mail Art Show organized by
At the beginning of my Mail Art activities an art display on my shopping trolley worked very well for quite a while but then the artwork became more than what the Shopping Trolley Gallery could carry in one go. In the photo, taken during one of its rounds, the trolley is displaying its maximum load. The Last Show confirmed the inability of the STG, and myself, to cope with the quantity of Art received. For this show a hundred and forty artists sent pieces of art, mostly postcards, and quite a few of them sent several.
It was necessary to make several group shows which took over a year to display, in monthly hangings. All of the individual shows looked fantastic, thanks to the artists who worked very hard to make it such a success. I am very touched that so many friends supported my last show in the Shopping Trolley Gallery.
Eventually the show was mounted on fourteen posters as shown in the photo above. These are now archived in the Museum of Modern Art, Snailmail-on-Sea, in the United Queendom of Retailia.
The Last Show, now encapsulated, was also displayed at the front of the Tate Britain on January 3,2009, during the Field Study International meeting. MailArtMartha
Alan Turner and his friend
Peter and Angela Netmail
A friend of Sue Vallance and her husband
Lisa and Geoff Stockley
We paraded with the posters along the road.
Then off to lunch to a nearby pub. As usual we had great fun although we discussed serious topics as well, like the end of an era in Mail Art. No, not the loss of the STG but of President Bush, a great problem for many of us for whom he provided a wealth of opportunities for political comment and jokes.
The Artists In no particular order
Instructions to make up this signed limited edition collectorâ€™s model of the STG Cut off all the white areas, including inside the handle. Fold along all the vertical lines to form a box. Tuck and stick flaps A and B inside the trolley at edges A and B and there you have your own Shopping Trolley Gallery!
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All the artists that participated were sent documentation of the project including photos, the list of participants and this origami trolley to make up, a signed limited edition.
One of the trolleys made up by Katerina Nicoltsou in Greece
Kazunori Murakami Pascal Minart, France Boog, USA Mailarta, Canada Ernie Oei Choon Guan, Singapore Margit Kupsch, Germany Dr Baron Joseph A. Uphoff, Jr, USA Thomai Kontou, Greece Helen Baziotou, Greece Vaiva Kovieraite, Lithuania Stan Askew, USA Sinasi Gunes, Turkey Serse Luigetti, Italy Nadia Poltosi, Brazil Marina Miletic, Ireland Luca Squarcialupi, UK Johannes Gerard, Holland Guido Bondioli, Guatemala Constantin Raducan, Romania Carol Stetser, USA Bruno Capatti, Italy Alfonso Cacavale, Italy Flora Raducan, Romania Katerina Nicoltson, Greece Silvano Pestore, Italy Miriam Rodrigues, Portugal Dede van der Roove, Poland Karen Wood, USA Soluna, USA Pistol Pete, USA H. M. Murphy, USA J. A. Lupin, Brazil Valdemar Cher, Sweden Tania Krosse, Sweden Estelle T. Goldstein, USA Keith Bates, UK
Pascal Lenoir, France Sergey Grishunov, Russia Renata Carneiro, Portugal Nesic Dragan, Serbia Naomi Greaves, UK Mike Dickau, USA Marta Belles, Spain John S. Cumming, UK Jaromir Svozilik, Norway Henning Mittendorf, Germany Goran Zivadinovic, Germany Giovanni Bonanno, Italy Gianni Simone, Japan Cornelis Vleeskens, Australia Cem Demir, Turkey Carmela Rizzuto Brain Cell, Japan Bernhard Zillig, Germany Alan Turner, UK Yuri Zmorovich, Russia Willi Melnikov, Russia M. Greenfield, UK Loumond, Spain Michael Kundela, USA German Vinogradov, Russia David Dellafiora, Australia Bernd Reichert, Belgium Antonella Sassanelli, Italy Amtra, UK Alwina, UK Alexander Belugin, Russia Zoe Snyder, Australia Paul Tiilila, Finland Schmuel, USA Sandy DeLuca, USA Rorica and Dobrica Kamperelic, Yugoeslavia
Orlando Nelson Pacheco, Territorio Mapuche, Chile Monica Rex, USA Miche Art Universalis, Belgium Jokie X Wilson, USA Guido Vermuelen, Belgium Enzo Salanitro, Italy Emily Joe, Italy Chris Cho, USA Aunty A, UK Sylvie Gallet. France Pati Bristow, USA Luc Firenz, Belgium Ed Giecek, USA Dorian Ribas Marinho, Brazil Daniel de Culla, Spain Ivana Rezek, Croatia Giovanni StraDADA, Italy Denis Charmot, France PJM, USA Chantal Laurin, Canada Barend, Holland Barry Edgard Pilcher, Eire Luigino Solamito, Italy Marina Salmaso, Denmark Dimitri Babenko, Russia Guido Utermark, Holland Nancy Scali, USA D. C. Spaulding, USA State of Being, USA DEB, France Eberhard Janke, Germany Henk van Ooyen, Holland E. Sundermann, Germany Atte Ouri Ruggero Maggi, Italy
Angela Behrendt, Germany Shoko Casana Rosso, Germany Miguel Jimenez, El Taller de Zenon, Spain Miranda Vissers, Netherlands Raymond Furlotte, Canada Diane Bertrand, Canada Dragonfly Dream, USA Malok, USA Jennifer Zoellner, USA Maria Ignacia Saona Urmeneta, Chile Ron Omlin, USA Gail O Whitter, Canada Sue Vallance, UK Adamandia Kapsalis, USA Clemente Padin, Uruguay Angela and Peter Netmail, Germany Fabio Sassi, Italy Anne Braunschweig, USA Keith Buchholz, USA Nicolas de la Casina, France Vittore Baroni, Italy Michael Leigh, UK Dewi, Canada David Stone, USA Tiziana Baracchi, Italy Antonio Sassu, Italy Michel Della Vedova, France Gloria Federwitz, USA Cascadia Artpost, USA Lothar Trott, POKU, Switzerland Andrew Kelly, UK Judy Skolnick, USA This book is dedicated to these artists and friends in appreciation of their support, not just for this show but over the years.
The Artwork As it came to hand
This is all the artwork sent in response to an open invitation and in the spirit of Mail Art no selection has taken place.
Andrew Kelly Michael Leigh
HM Murphy David Stone
Francis & Leoni
Sivano Pertoni Gianni Simone
Shoko Casana Rosso
Tiziana Baracci Tania Croce
Pistol Pete Soluna
Clemente Padin Cornelis Veekens
Goran Zivadinovic Cem Demir
Miriam RodriguezDede van der Roove
Joseph A Uphoff Helen Baziotou
Marina Miletic Margit Kupsch
Nadia Poltosi Rita da Costa
John S Cumming
Ernie Choon Guan
Peter and Angela Netmail
Sinasi Gunes Thomai Kontou
Fabio SassiNicolas de la Casina
Jennifer Zoellner Raymond Furlotte
Gail O Whiter
Daniel de Culla Maria Ignacia Saona Urmeneta
Angela BehrendtRibas Mario
Babenko Sylvie Gallet
Zenon Luc Firenz
Barry Edgar Pilcher
Henk van Ooyen
D C Spaulding
State of Being
Jokie X Wilson
Shmuel Chris Cho Carmela
Michel della Vedova
Paul Tiilila Alan Turner
Ed Giesek Alex Belugin
Yuri Zmorovich Mark Greenfield
Sandy de Luca
Rory and Dobra Kamperelic
! ! U O Y K N A TH to all participants for the support they have given to the Last Show of the STG. As time did tell, it was not exactly the last.
Retailia august 2012 year of the earthworm
Printed in the United Queendom of Retailia By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen