Shaking things up indoors and out
Artist Faye Claridge asked visitors, volunteers, staff and residents at Dudmaston to suggest contrasts and links from the property and grounds, a place where ancient meets modern in its woodland, collection and family histories. In response to your suggestions, we’re shaking things up indoors and out.
Faye and the Conservation team have moved real objects or highlighted stories in a new setting, placing them amongst artworks, buildings and nature, to offer a change in perspective and invite your emotional response.
The Power of Two
The Boxing Hares are now in the Inner Hall alongside the 17th century Dutch Flower Girl painting.
Queen Victoria has taken up residence in the Modern Art Gallery alongside Kenneth Armitage's sculpture of the Standing Woman.
Lady Lucy's Bust is linked with Antoni Tapies' sculpture 'Ropa Blanca'. Both works of art tell the story of homesickness and identity.
A love of nature
The colourful pheasant ornament from the library now sits proudly in the Peacock bedroom.
Shared by visitors and family
Divergence 2, a sculpture by Robert Adams, sits alongside the family photo album in the Entrance Hall.
Watching and warning
The trees in the park and Anthony Twentyman's 'The Watcher' are both silent observers of time, people and events passing by.
For the love of dogs
Antony Twentyman's pet grave in the American Garden reminds us that dogs have always been integral to the working and family lives on the estate.
The naked truth
The portrait of the Kitchen Lad and the knife cleaner have been placed in the bathroom to reveal an interest in servant life at Dudmaston.
Regret and optimism
The Sleeping Child is linked with the optimistic colour scheme created by Nina Campbell in the bedroom. These objects tell the story of loss, inheritance and family.
Light in a dark place
The shape of the Dingle brook is echoed in the curves of 'The Future' a modern sculpture in the Spanish Gallery.
Do the connections shock, satisfy or stir you?
We want to know which pairing interests you and how it makes you feel. Perhaps you want to learn more about the story, maybe you can add to it or you want to talk to someone about it.
Keep Shaken and Stirred moving
Shaken and Stirred is an evolving art project and relies on your participation to shape its direction. Tell us about the pairing that has the most impact on you by using #stirred on Instagram or pick up a comments card on your next visit.
In 2019, Faye will make a brand new piece of artwork for us all to experience at Dudmaston, in response to the ideas and contributions you’ve made throughout the year.