This Quiet House – drawing, film and sculptural works investigating a poetic of repair

Sept 24th-2nd Oct 2022 Wed-Sun 11-4pm GO Gallery, Stourbridge DY8 3EY

‘‘This Quiet House’ presents film, drawing and sculptural works that explore and curate a  poetic of repair.

In early 2020* with a desire to return to large sculptural practice, five gifted parts of a discarded piano were placed in a garden.  A period of 12 months were tasked to study these objects and garden across the changing seasons; using photographic, written, filmed and drawn observations.  The aim, to place attention on recovering a deep relationship with creative voice and artistry.

Born of a home entwining an artistic practice and a vulnerable caring role, this process of slow, observational making explored and developed a reflective meditation on recovery. The observed deterioration of the piano parts re-examined a relationship with aliveness and kinship.  The flowering grasses, teased and nurtured by the wind became dried and poised, yet enduring.

*pre any sign of a lockdown.

With thanks to A-N Bursary #TimeSpaceMoney support which has enabled a six-month period of professional/skill development and studio hire.




kiss curl – grass and graphite drawing 2022 12cm x 12cm