Contraband, 6th May, 2012. Ante at Kirkgate Centre, Shipley.

In ‘Contraband’ Black Dogs displayed a selection of objects gathered from the site of the exhibition and surrounding area. Referencing the previous life of the venue as a school, each object is labelled with its reason for confiscation. Blurring the lines between the everyday and the fantastical, the real and the fictional, the historical and the speculative, Black Dogs ask; what naughtiness can be achieved by the most innocuous of means?