R-Urban

Wick Curiosity Shop

The Collection

Bonbonnieres

What:

Objects

When:

2008

Where:

Hackney Wick

Urban rides on Shanks' Pony

This is a continuation of a series of work by artist Elaine Arkeool made with retrieved objects found along her way on foot from one place to another. Favours or ‘bonbonnieres’ are given to guests, particulary at weddings. These bonbonnieres were decorated with green and white ribbon to acknowledge the mint creams that were produced in the Wick factory, and a time when sweets were sold by weight in bags. The A\-Z discs show the area Elaine was walking when she retrieved the contents.