Drawing on the domestic
A site specific installation in sculpture and print by Frances Carlile and Amy Sterly
17 August - 15 September 2013 10.30am - 5.00pm daily - Tithe Barn Courtyard
Thursday 5 September, 6.00-8.00pm: Meet the artists
'Drawing on the domestic' explores ideas of absence and transformation, questioning the house as a place of refuge and as a sculptural motif.
Two parallel house structures have been created, one exterior and one interior. The exterior house is skeletally constructed from coppiced timber, gathered from the Rodd Wood. Adjacent to it is the interior house, made with reclaimed timber from the Tithe Barn. Both houses explore the translation of domestic objects from the familiar to the unfamiliar.
The house is perhaps the most important building type in any society. By definition it is a home: comfortable, lived-in, local, familiar. What happens if you turn the house inside out? Take the familiar and put it into an outdoor space, surrounded by open air and constructed out of unusual materials. What happens when the occupants appear to have gone? Do objects left behind acquire more significance? What part does memory play? Like an architectural drawing, an intimate space is made public through its placement.
This project is supported by Arts Council England and the Sidney Nolan Trust.