What do you get when you cross TV talent competitions with novel ceramic art? According to talented ceramicist Olivia Brown, a curiously glamorous world of canine celebrity culture. Inspired by the likes of The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, Olivia’s latest installation, Reggie’s Roller Palace, puts her unique ceramic dog sculptures to use with a vintage twist on the modern cult of celebrity. Setting the scene is a collection of canine competitors roller-skating to impress the Simon Cowell of the ceramic world, Elvis the whippet, and formation display team Kenny and the Keneavils (pictured). Confused? The aim of the installation is to draw attention to the explosion of the celebrity cult, the way we as consumers feed it and to capture the excitement surrounding such events. Against the backdrop of Reggie’s roller skating rink, it’s barking mad but a guaranteed fun day out to cure summer holiday boredom. What’s more, head to the exhibition on 1 July, 14 August or 21 August to get stuck in and make your own clay dog for Reggie’s Roller Disco.

Sat 20 Jul – Sun 10 Nov, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, The Crescent, M5 4WU, Tel: 0161 778 0800, Tue – Fri 10am – 4.45pm, Sat – Sun 1pm – 5pm, FREE, www.salfordcommunityleisure.co.uk

Sat 20 Jul - Sun 10 Nov
Hannah Phillips
Published on:
Fri 19 Jul 2013