SHOW ME THE MONEY at the People’s History Museum, Manchester

The ROBIN™ Currency is currently featured in the exhibition:

Show Me the Money

at the People’s Histoy Museum, Manchester 

An exhibition charting how the financial world has been imagined in art, illustration, photography and other visual media

11 July 2015 — 24 January 2016

Time 10:00 – 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

South Sea Bubble by Hogarth Courtesy of the Trustees of the British MuseumMidas, Transmuting All, Into Paper, by James Gillray, 1797. Courtesy of the Trustees of the British MuseumThis exhibition asks: what does ‘the market’ look like?  What does money really stand for?  How can the abstractions of high finance be made visible?  Who is finance for?  The exhibition charts how the financial world has been imagined in art, illustration, photography and other visual media over the last three centuries in Britain and the United States.  The project asks how artists have grappled with the increasingly intangible and self-referential nature of money and finance, from the South Sea Bubble of the 18th century to the global financial crisis of 2008.  The exhibition includes an array of media: paintings, prints, photographs, videos, artefacts, and instruments of financial exchange both ‘real’ and imagined.  Indeed, the exhibition also charts the development of a variety of financial visualisations, including stock tickers and charts, newspaper illustrations, bank adverts, and electronic trading systems.

The Beginning is Near © Alexandra ClotfelterShow Me The Money demonstrates that the visual culture of finance has not merely reflected Occupy posterprevailing attitudes to money and banking, but has been crucial in forging – and at times critiquing – the very idea of ‘the market’.  The exhibition toured three distinct regions of the country, beginning at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.  It was then shown across two sites simultaneously:John Hansard Gallery, part of Southampton University, and Chawton House Library in Hampshire, which was owned by Jane Austen’s brother, himself implicated in a financial scandal of the 1810s.  The show continues here at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

The exhibition includes newly commissioned works by Cornford & Cross, James O Jenkins, Immo Klink, Jane Lawson, Simon Roberts, David Stedham, and others, alongside the UK premieres of works by Molly Crabapple, Thomas Gokey, Goldin + Senneby and Wolfgang Weileder.  It also includes major works by artistsThe Lost Horizon © Cornford & Crossincluding Bill Balaskas, Mark Boulos, Robin Bhattacharya, Rhiannon Williams, and Carey Young.  Woven into the contemporary works are both historical images and artefacts from the banking profession.  The former include prints by William Hogarth, James Gillray and George Cruikshank, the leading graphic artists of the 18th and 19th centuries.  Archive ephemera from Barclays, TSB and other banks are shown with 19th century American cartoons, and historical board games created to give the public an insight into the realm of finance.

Round table: Art after the Crash

To celebrate the opening of ‘Show Me The Money: The image of finance, 1700 to the present’, a special symposium brings together exhibiting artists, leading academics from disciplines across art history, contemporary art, and literature, alongside authors and former financiers. The panellists will reflect on the past and present interrelationships between art, money, and finance. Attendance is free but booking is recommended.  Please email to confirm your place.

Admission: FREE

The exhibition preview follows at 6:00 – 8:00pm at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art.

Chair: Professor Julian Stallabrass (Courtauld Institute), art historian, photographer and curator


Bill Balaskas (University of the Creative Arts / Royal College of Art), exhibiting artist
Robin Bhattacharya, exhibiting artist
David Cross of Cornford & Cross (University of the Arts London), exhibiting artist
Dr Sarah Cook (Dundee University), curator of contemporary art, writer, and new media art historian
Geraldine Juárez, exhibiting artist
Immo Klink, exhibiting artist
Professor Nicky Marsh (Southampton University, exhibition co-curator)
Brett Scott, former broker and author of ‘The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money’



DATE: 13th June 3.30 – 5.30pm

LOCATION: Sunderland Museum, Jack Crawford Room

The ROBIN™ Currency – New Numbers Available

Responding to the world market situation and in coordination with state and other banks, a brand new series of prime number ROBIN™ has been released.

First offered at the presentation of the Robin AG in Baar (Zug), Switzerland on 6th of December 2008, the following additional ROBIN™ notes are now, as of the 3rd of March 2009, freely available to purchase at The ROBIN™ Currency Online Store:

Continue reading “The ROBIN™ Currency – New Numbers Available”


Präsentation Die Robin AG at Values-Werte, Galerie Billing Bild

For the jubilee-exhibition VALUES  – WERTE at the Galerie Billing Bild in Baar, Zug, Robin Bhattacharya devised a number of Structured Products and shares for the ROBIN AG, Baar (Zug).

Download PDF Collage of images and text (German only) from the Powerpoint Präsentation of about 20 minutes: Collage Die Robin AG

The ROBIN™ Currency – Online Store

Today Friday 5/9/08 at 12.00 GMT The ROBIN™ Currency – Online Store has officially opened and you can now conveniently exchange other currencies such as Euros, Dollars, Swiss Francs, British Pound, Yen, Yuan, Dinar, Rupees or Rubles for The ROBIN™ Currency online using your credit card. (Buy a ROBIN™ Now)

At the moment there is no packaging and postage fee – Free World-Wide Shipping!

What’s next? Possibly another set of ROBIN™ with higher prime numbers. As of now there are no ROBIN™ under 90 CHF / 55 EURO / 44 GBP / 86 USD available, after all notes over 443 ROBIN™ have sold out. (See Exchange Rate Table)

But as the coin and notes of any denomination each correspond to one prime number, they all are unique and have so far only increased in value. (See Market Analysis)

The position of the artist Robin Bhattacharya on the international art market guarantees the value of the ROBIN™ currency.