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Trading Post

10 to 15 December 2013

‘Trading Post’ acts as an exhibition of art ‘for trade’, a cornucopia of work made by artists from Birmingham and beyond. Taking a cue from the TV classic Multi Coloured Swap Shop all the artworks in the exhibition are available to swap. You can visit the Pavilion in the Library foyer, peruse our wares and make us an offer.

Offers include time, skills, things or expertise – anything except money of any currency – ‘art for a haircut’, ‘art for cake’, ‘art for life coaching’ ‘art for welding’ for example. Once an offer has been made it will be made public and if the contributing artist decided to take up the offered trade the swap was arranged. Bartering and negotiation is welcome, and encouraged.

Trading Post is presented by ESP (Extra Special People) at the Library of Birmingham as part of the Library of Birmingham Discovery Season, curated by Capsule. This project is an extension of ‘Trade Show’, a group exhibition at Eastside Projects that runs from 7 December 2013 – 22 February 2014.