peerie boxes

2014

About the project

co-curator, lodberrie traders, lerwick, 17 – 24 october 2014

‘if it has a lid, it’s a box’ (Laura)

A miniature exhibition curated with artist Kristi Tait (nee Cumming) in partnership with Laura, a lady living with dementia. Over many years, 80-year-old Laura gathered together a unique collection of over 1000 tiny trinket boxes, some given, some bought. ‘peerie boxes’ was the first time the boxes had been shown outside Laura’s home. The exhibition was in a tiny studio space in the Lodberries, the oldest part of Lerwick.

The exhibition was funded through Alzheimer Scotland and Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival.

photographs of Laura with her boxes copyright Kristi Tait