Thrift Radiates Happiness doors open queue.
Image courtesy of Elly Clarke
Elly Clarke, Half Crowns and Petticoats, audio, 2013
Tom Crawford, Millwall Hammer, originally 2011, recreated for Thrift Radiates Happiness, 2013
Image courtesy Elly Clarke
Making Money: Photographs of the Royal Mint by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1898, photographs from the Library of Birmingham Archive
Sparrow+Castice for Investment Project, 2013
Mecanno for Investment Project, 2013
Julie Tsang for Investment Project, 2013
Launch night
Caitlin Griffiths, Exchange (After Tracey Emin’s ‘Interview’), video, 2013 and Account, ink and cheques, 2013
Nicole Wilson, The National Debt Project, letters, 2009 - present
Image courtesy Elly Clarke
Ellie Harrison, History of the Financial Crises, popcorn machines and popcorn, 2009
Either Mary Yacoob or Elly Clarke for Investment Project, 2013
Library of Birmingham Archive print for Investment Project, 2013
Spartacus Chetwynd for Investment Project, 2013
 
Elly & Kate installing 'Half Crowns in their Petticoats'
Sorting out Nicole's letters
Amy and Ellie testing popcorn machines
Amy rolling 'Investment' pieces
Tom installing 'Millwall Hammer' 
Caitlin installing 'Account'
 
'Imago', Caitlin Griffiths, video still, 2011
Caitlin Griffiths is an artist based in the West Midlands. 

“I want something from you. I want to know where you are, how you got there, who you think you are and who you’d like to be. I collect pieces of people and build myself among them.”

Central to each work that Griffiths produces is the idea of exchange: written fictions are bourne from other’s memories, sketches and signatures make record of new introductions and chance meetings and video works show conversations as acts of shared catharsis. In her moving image work in particular, the complex ideas of voice and ownership reflect something very personal to the artist as she often uses her art as a type of therapy.

Her work has been exhibited in the UK and in Europe.

Griffiths gained her BA (Hons) in Fine Art from The University of Reading on 2001, having spent a semester at Mason Gross School of the Arts in NJ, USA studying Video Art & Politics under the seminal feminist artist Martha Rosler. In 2006 she gained her MPhil from The University of Birmingham, where her thesis focused on the work of British artist film-makers Isaac Julien and Steve McQueen.

Born 1977 Birmingham, UK. Continues to live and work in Birmingham UK