Monday 18 March 2013

Family visit to the bank

This was our first visit to the bank this year, or possibly for a lot longer than that.  It could partly explains demise of bank, but probably not.  Anyway, still lots of fun to be had as artists have taken over for Thrift Radiates Happiness , the first, I'm sure of many, exhibition to be held at the former 'Birmingham Municipal Bank'.  The incredible size, former opulence, and its history adds weight to the instalations, and then there's the whole current affairs crash thing going on too.

For one of the installations you have the opportunity to collect 'a deposit' from the vaults - also loved  Nicole Wilson's letters to Barrack Obama in her own personal mission to clear the US national debt.  here's some photos: