Carved work and colour from the fairground.
Pleasurelands is a major touring exhibition that
ran originally through 2003 and 2004, having extended residencies
at Sheffield Millennium Gallery, Croydon Clock Tower and Edinburgh
City Art Centre. The exhibition was conceived and put together as
a collaboration between the National Fairground Archive and Sheffield
Museums and Galleries Trust
Pleasurelands was the first touring exhibition
to effectively bridge the gap between the fairground and the gallery
- bringing in excited 'punters' to an art environment, whilst at
the same time transforming the gallery space. The exhibition was
backed up with an educational directive, and was used with a variety
of schools creating a working classroom environment.
For 2007 the Pleasurelands exhibition was resurrected at the Dingles
Fairground Heritage Centre to celebrate the re-housing of the
Fairground Heritage Trust collection in a dedicated new building.