Caroline Broadhead, Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse
8 March – 1 May 2017
Wollaton Hall, Prospect Room
Talk and View on Wednesday 8 March, 3pm
Created for the magnificent rooftop Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall, with its views across the surrounding park and city beyond, this new commission offers visitors a unique experience of an area of the house rarely visited by the public.
Artists Caroline Broadhead, Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse have taken inspiration from the building’s history and inhabitants, exploring such details as 17th century embroidered costume belonging to the Middleton family who once lived in the Hall, and the doors that separated the kitchens and servants’ quarters from the family rooms upstairs. Sandiland and Woodhouse have worked with image, sound, and movement to create a series of intimate film works that are integrated with Broadhead’s reinvented found objects. All these elements find synergy in this atmospheric installation.
“…Images will shift from the open landscape to the enclosed and restricted spaces in which the servants were confined, indicating the labours and life that differentiated the people, their roles and their position in the 17th century household.”
‘Talk and View’ events take place every Wednesday and Saturday between 8 March and 1 May, at £3pp. Each 'Talk and View' will be conducted by a Nottingham-based artist or performer, lasting approximately 45 minutes, including time to view the work.
You have selected to view Close Distance on Wednesday 8 March at 3pm, for alternative date and time options please click here. Spaces are limited.
For more information please visit our website or call Colette Griffin on 0115 876 1433.
'Talk and View' visits are also available to pre-booked school/student groups, free of charge. Please call 0115 876 1433.
* Close Distance can also be seen during Wollaton’s existing Prospect Room tours, taking place at 12 noon and 2pm daily (£5 per person). The Prospect Room is only accessible via a spiral staircase and so Illuminate, Nottingham Museums’ Young Arts Collective, have made a short film that documents the making of Close Distance. This will be shown on the ground floor of the Hall, which is fully accessible and runs throughout the exhibition.
Close Distance is part of Dance4's Nottdance festival, taking place between 8–12 March. Nottdance 2017, Nottingham’s festival of choreographic ideas foregrounding new works, discourse and research will be five days of unexpected provocations, a place where pioneering ideas begin. For more information, please visit www.dance4.co.uk.