Lockdown Letters to Horace

Lockdown Letters to Horace: An Art Installation

Strawberry Hill House
6 December 2020 to 28 January 2021

Judith North, Charmaine Stimson and Kate Proudman, have been working in collaboration with Strawberry Hill House, on a response to their ‘Write to Horace’ project.
During the summer lockdown, over 250 people, mainly primary school children, wrote letters to Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill House, sharing their unique observations and experiences of the time.
The artists have created a series of responses to the letters, using film, sound and installation. The work explores the letters and the many contradictions evident: individual descriptions of a collective experience and handwritten letters sent digitally due to lockdown.
Also as part of the show, photographer Pete Swann has used a camera he built during lockdown, to photograph some of the letter writers. The photographs are on display in the Round Room as part of the installation.

Lockdown Letters

Lockdown Letters to Horace: An Art Installation

by Judith North, Kate Proudman and Charmaine Stimson
Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham, TW1 4ST
Postponed due to Lockdown 2

During the summer lockdown, Strawberry Hill House launched ‘Write to Horace’. Over 250 people responded and through their letters, shared their unique observations and experiences. The letters give a unique snapshot of the area during these strange times.

When the house reopens, visitors will have the opportunity to read and reflect on the letters through film, sound and installation. The artworks explore the content of the letters themselves and the many contradictions evident.

Read the letters here.

Sketch plan of the Installation at Strawberry Hill House

Seeing Sense

Seeing Sense
A two-person show by Judith North and Kate Proudman
One Paved Court 4 – 22 March 2020

Seeing Sense introduces a new series of oil paintings and sketches which explore the place of perspective in contemporary painting. In the work, perspective is seen as a metaphor and symbol for how we place ourselves and the viewer in the painting.
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Out of Place

Out of Place Group Show

23 Jan – 3 Feb 2019

Artist’s Talk Sat 2 Feb 2.30pm

Participating Artists: Simon Darbey, Hanna ten Doornkaat, Judith North, Kate Proudman, Robinson & McMahon, Paul Smith and Charmaine Stimson.

Eight artists each make work as a direct response to the space at One Paved Court, whether to its location, its history, its current role or to the fabric of the building itself.

In Out of Place, Kate explores the process of change undergone by the building that houses One Paved Court Gallery, and how this is articulated through what has been concealed and revealed. She draws our attention to the way an architect can inform our understanding of the history of a building, and with these works specifically the blocked archway.

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stairway at one paved court gallery

Imagined Realities

Imagined Realities

Solo Show
Fairfax Gallery, Oxford University Press, Oxford

1- 31 April 2017

The Imagined Realities series brings together collaboration and painting. Each work is made in response to a written description of a place of personal significance to the collaborator. After making sketches and plans, the interpreted space is painted and repainted, as the elements from the description are combined and recombined to compose an imagined space which hovers between the figurative and the abstract.