Artist residency and exhibition supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund that explored the heritage, architecture, designs and people of Guildford Cathedral.
The residency enabled Cabinet of Curiosity to explore the crossover between architecture and textiles to make a new body of work in response to a significant architectural site. Our involvement as artists in residence in the People's Cathedral Project had a significant impact on the professional development of our artistic practice. Researching the rich cultural history of Guildford Cathedral provided insight into the design process followed by Edward Maufe and Prudence Maufe which fed into our own design work. The textiles and architecture within the Cathedral inspired us to introduce painted colours and patterns into our paper folding practice that has now become one of our signature techniques.
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.
PAPER STUDIO: CABINET OF CURIOSITY STUDIO
Guildford Cathedral, UK,
Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, Surrey, UK
September 2015 – August 2017
PAPER STUDIO, 2015-2017, Cabinet of Curiosity Studio, Artist Residency and Temporary Installation - Photos: Cabinet of Curiosity Studio