The shop was built in the 1870s and contains the remains of over a century of local high street history. 'Thems Please' by Des Hughes has installed sculptures throughout the shop, mingling with remnants leftover from the business and set in the dated fabric of the premises. The line between present and past is very fine, with Hughes' artworks - rough approximations of everyday objects or familiar things, half remembered - appearing surreal and sometimes amusing.
If you haven't dropped by the shop yet, there's a free musical evening onsite tomorrow evening, with soundscapes created for the unique setting and a film preview evening from artist in residence, Verity-Jane Keefe, next Thursday.
A.E. Barrow closes its doors again on Sunday 7 August at 6pm.