I had a residency at Bohusläns Museum in Sweden with Bettina Von Zwehl in 2016/17. The exhibition closed in February, and I just found out that they want to purchase one of the pieces I made there for their permanent collection. We had a fabulous time looking through the collection, much of which is held in cold storage. I discovered some tiny, beautifully hand made dolls’ clothes from the 1920s and made a series of photographs about their creators, twins Rosa and Irma Bohlin. As always, I am drawn to eccentricity, and the sisters’ biography was intriguing. I am about to add the series to the main part of the website where there will be more information shortly.
I have just begun my residency at Hestercombe House and Garden www.hestercombe.com The project has been in the planning stages since 2015. It took a while to secure the funding, but the money was confirmed in January. I am very excited as I am trying new things, and the work is moving forward to unexpected places. I am working with an acting coach, a film maker and the wonderful Mark Harriot who always helps design and conceptualise my ideas.
Below: Making a wig for Miss Warre of Hestercombe
Lens Culture Portrait Awards 2016, winners and finalists just announced. I didn’t get a prize, but my recent series ‘Ten People in a Suitcase’ made it to the final 25.