IT’S art to delight the serial shopper.
A Huddersfield art student has created an unusual exhibition that reflects the true cost of shopping.
Grace Nicholls, 20, has staged a week-long solo exhibition entitled The Woman That Shopped, at Huddersfield University’s technology building.
The exhibition was a mix of installation and performance art.
Grace, a second year fine art student, covered the walls with three years’ worth of receipts from clothes and grocery shopping, phone bills and cinema tickets.
She then sat in the room, totting up the receipts and working out what she had spent, while visitors browsed the exhibition.
She has calculated she has spent £7,000 on the items listed in her receipts.
Grace, originally from Crewe, said: “I felt an overwhelming yet almost subconscious need to keep all the receipts, stored away. I thought there must be a reason I had done it.
“We all had to come up with a proposal to win the solo exhibition slot, so I used this.
“It’s about consumerism and answering questions – how much have I surrendered to consumerism? Will it change my spending habits? Will I finally be able to dispose of my receipts?”
The exhibition will count towards Grace’s degree. It was open to the public for a week and closed on Friday with a private viewing and reception.