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'
 
'Concrete Action', Tom Crawford, regeneration intervention, 2011
Using a mixed media approach, Tom Crawford (b.1979) addresses issues concerning the structural inequalities of neoliberalism whilst questioning the social and political efficacy of art and its ideological instrumenalisation. Drawing from mainly British cultural references, Crawford's work explores the class politics prevalent in Britain today. He is a recent graduate from Goldsmith's University where he completed the MFA in Fine Art in 2011. Recent exhibitions includeOutpost Members Show 2012, selected by Ruth Ewan. The Aspiration Factory at Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, 2012. Colloquial at Schau Fenster, Berlin, 2012 and Other Peoples Problems at PSL, Leeds, 2011.