Dorich House Museum Summer Garden Party | 18 June 2022
Summer Garden Party
Saturday 18 June 2022 4 – 8pm
All Welcome | Free Entry
Please join us for refreshments and live music to celebrate our Studio Residency with artist Nadia Hebson and Kingston Artists Open Studios weekend, thank the fantastic staff, volunteers and participants in our recent ‘Squatter Years’ project, and pay tribute to artist Elaine Wilson, our much missed former colleague who sadly passed away last year.
Studio Residency (to autumn 2022)
Nadia Hebson works obliquely with the legacy of women artists. Hebson’s practice spans the mediums of painting, sculpture and relief and text which can be subjective, poetic, or academic in tone. Alongside this, Hebson also works collaboratively to realise talks, programmes and reading groups. Hebson studied at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and the Royal Academy Schools and is an Associate Professor at The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. The Dorich House Museum Studio Residency is generously supported by a private donor.
Kingston Artists Open Studios
11, 12, 18 & 19 June 2022
Dorich House Museum and Stanley Picker Gallery are taking part in Kingston Artists Open Studios weekends and welcome KAOS artists to join us for our garden party. The Museum and Gallery will be participating in Open Studios on 11 and 18 June, from 11am to 5pm.
The Squatter Years: Recovering Dorich House Museum’s Recent Past
As our National Lottery Heritage Fund project comes to an end, we are celebrating the achievements of our staff and volunteers and the work of our project artists, Annaleena Piel Linnå and Laura Grace Ford. Our new film Dorich, a short documentary by filmmaker and multi-disciplinary artist Annaleena Piel Linnå, is screening in the Modelling Studio. In the Dorich House apartment, Solstice ’93, a sound installation by artist Laura Grace Ford, responds to the events of summer 1993 when the house was occupied by squatters and used for raves.
Elaine was an accomplished artist and worked at Kingston School of Art for more than 25 years, specialising in ceramics. Born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, she studied BA Sculpture at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art in Dundee, followed by an MA at the Royal Academy Schools where she was awarded the RA Gold Medal. She also worked as a senior lecturer in fine art, specialising in sculpture at City and Guilds. In tribute to Elaine, work she first showed at the Museum in 2015 is re-staged in the Dorich House apartment.