A six month artist residency supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund that explored the heritage, architecture, designs and people of Guildford Cathedral. The commission involved engaging with members of the public via workshop opportunities and creating artwork for a final exhibition.
Cabinet of Curiosity were particularly inspired by the design partnership between Guildford Cathedral architect Edward Maufe and his wife Prudence Maufe who was responsible for the Cathedral's interior designs and textiles. The artwork made during the residency, including paper textiles, origami, costumes and illustrative prints, were exhibited within an installation inside the Cathedral building drawing upon the concept of a creative design studio.
It was absolutely brilliant to work with Cabinet of Curiosity. From the first meeting with Caroline and Edmond it was clear that their combination of skill and experience would make the vital contribution to our project which we were looking for. During the period of their residency they carried out careful and fascinating research, provided workshops for the public, created beautiful works of art which have inspired everyone who has seen them. Cabinet of Curiosity is a living example of how The People’s Cathedral celebrates human creativity and endeavour. We have much to thank them for.
The Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams, Dean of Guildford Cathedral.