|The Shopping Sherpa||
Joined May 9 2009
I became interested in dolls houses as a child, particularly representations of modern homes. For many years I was mainly a creator working in 1/12th scale until a fateful day in March 2003, when I bought a 1975/ 78 Lundby house at a dolls shouse show and fulfilled one of my childhood dreams.
Since then my collection of dolls houses has grown to include 16 houses from 1957 to 2007, mainly in 3/4" scale. In 2008/ 2009 they were exhibited at Canberra Museum and Gallery as part of their Cabinets of Curiosities exhibition programme and in April 2010 were featured on ABC TV's programme The Collectors which was followed by an article in the September 2010 issue of The Collectors magazine. Photos I have taken have also been broadcast across Europe on Euromaxx TV.
I am the creator and administrator of the FLICKR Modern Miniatures Group and, in 2010, curated an exhibition called Call of the Small at Craft ACT: a 1/12th scale craft gallery containing miniature works from ten artisans, most of which had never worked in miniature before.
In 2011 I wrote an article for Uppercase magazine on the modern miniatures movement, was featured in Netherlands magazine Flow, and am taking part in as many modern miniature swaps as I can find willing partners!
Further information on my collection can be found on my blog.