Remnants of Domesticity
A temporary installation at Bishops’ House, Sheffield
Bishops’ House is a Tudor farmhouse, which has undergone many transformations throughout its history. In the 1980s it was returned to its Tudor origins; however in doing so many years of human habitation were removed. I was particularly interested in the physical residues of the last inhabitants of Bishops’ House; the Meersbrook Park gardeners and their families. All evidence of their domestic environment had been stripped away; the only clue to their occupancy lay in archival photographs. Using archaeological recording techniques I created five large scale drawings, which reintroduced traces of the 1960/70s wallpaper that once adorned the walls of the farmhouse.
Remnants of Domesticity was part of Curious House, a group exhibition curated by Caroline Claisse. Other artists included Louise Finney, Rachel Emily Taylor and Caroline Claisse. For further information please visit