Jane Fairhurst’s series of colour boxes contain discarded toys from charity shops, produced almost exclusively in China and the Pacific Rim as merchandising for films, TV and fast food outlets. Fairhurst sees these easily discarded items as metaphors for consumerist society, and its twin, globalisation. The toys are arranged to create an ever-expanding colour-palette in which the over-riding consideration is the aesthetic. The references in Fairhurst’s work may be humorous, political or personal but, as in the Colour Box series, the context is often deliberately ambiguous.