Cathie Pilkington | 2018 Studio Residency
Cathie Pilkington | 2018 Dorich House Museum Studio Residency
Life-Room: Working from Home
2 June – 28 July 2018 (Extended until Saturday 8 September)
Launch Event: Saturday 2 June 4-7pm
Dorich House Museum launchedits annual Studio Residency with artist Cathie Pilkington. A figurative sculptor who constructs uncanny and ambivalent forms, from a wide variety of materials and cultural references, Pilkington’s assembled doll-like sculptures are often presented within immersive installations. During her residency, Pilkington ‘occupied’ the whole of Dorich House Museum, simultaneously celebrating and trespassing into this uniquely designed private universe. Whilst utilising Dora Gordine’s specially designed north-facing studio to create new works, her interventions throughout the house blurred distinctions between public and private, work and domestic life.
Cathie Pilkington comments: ‘When I first visited Dorich House and saw Dora’s work, I was immediately engaged by the shared interests and stark contrasts in our sculptural practice. This residency opens up a dialogue between two figurative sculptors with a huge interest in domestic and architectural space. This is a remarkable and eccentric studio home designed by a female sculptor for herself and her husband scholar and collector. I am fascinated by the possibilities of working here -making, arranging reconfiguring and inhabiting this privileged, functional and psychic space.’
Cathie Pilkington studied BA Silversmithing at Edinburgh College of Art (1985-91) and completed her MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 1997. She was elected a Royal Academician in 2014 and became Professor of Sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools in 2016. Exhibitions include V&A Museum of Childhood (2012), Chapter Art Centre Cardiff (2015), Ditching Museum of Art & Craft, Brighton University Galleries and the Royal Academy Schools Life Room (2017).
The Dorich House Museum Residency is generously supported by a private donor.