Three Jars Of Coal Dust Jelly – Paul Conneally 2011This work is at at Snibston Discovery Museum – a former colliery near Coalville.
Three Jars Of Coal Dust Jelly comes out of Conneally’s commission ‘Spoil Heap Harvest’ as cultural forager for Transform Snibston funded by the Arts Council and Leicestershire Museums Service.
The jars are in a specially constructed museum cabinet. During the Revealing Snibston Exhibition at Snibston Conneally also installed ART JAM where identical jars of Coal Dust Jelly were for sale. The left hand side of the counter jars were labelled ART and the right hand jars were labelled JAM. The only difference was the price. The jars from the ART side cost a shed load more than the jars from the Jam side.
Snibston has many ‘real’ objects on display.
Do ‘real’ objects remain the same when placed in a museum or gallery? Do ‘unreal’ objects become ‘real’ when placed in a museum alongside ‘real’ ones?