Residency at Burton Constable

I’m just back from my first stint at Burton Constable Hall as Artist in Residence. I have spent a wonderful four days in the barn with their iconic sperm whale skeleton mentioned in Moby Dick. As well as working on drawings of the skeleton and other items in the collection that have caught my eye I very much enjoyed talking to the visitors about the skeleton, whales and my work. My overwhelming impression is how awestruck people are by the size of the skeleton and how difficult it is to imagine the complete animal. I’ve got lots to think about and work on and can’t wait until my next visit for the Cornucopia Festival 25-27th September. The residency is for six lots of four days between now and April is supported by the Arts Council and the Friends of Burton Constable.

Burton Constable Whale

View from my desk at Burton Constable