DENISE ALLAN Relics; fragments of vanished material
Denise Allan makes a return to Swarthmoor Hall as artist in residence, visiting the Hall on a regular basis and silently experiencing it through the changing seasons.
Using the 17th century Household Account Book of Sarah Fell of Swarthmoor Hall as way to understand the site, the artist has excavated just a thin layer of the minutiae of daily life carried out by Fell family at the Hall and within the surrounding landscape.
In Silence is an alternative to the official tour of the Hall that aims to sit quietly and unobtrusively alongside. The sparse entries of the account book offer glimpses into another world, that when juxtaposed against the fabric of the Hall and its historic contents, heighten the sense of time and place.
A collection of the objects made for the hall will be available to purchase online,