Emilie Taylor
Chatsworth and Manor Residency

Chatsworth and Manor Residency

Installation of Work in Great Chamber

Installation of Work in Great Chamber

Persphone Detail

Persphone Detail

Harvest Jugs 1

Harvest Jugs 1

CHATSWORTH AND MANOR RESIDENCY

In September 2014 Emilie completed a Residency working between Chatsworth, a Ducal Seat in Derbyshire and the Manor, a Post-War Council Estate in Sheffield. Linked historically by as homes to Bess of Hardwick in the 16th Century, the estates now represent very different examples of life in Britain.

The resulting work- a series of Harvest Jugs installed in the Great Chamber of the House, (the place where visitors to the Royal Appartments would dine), during Autumn 2014, were inspired by the painted ceiling in the room- 'Return to the Forgotten Golden Age' painted by Verrio in the 1700's. Emilie's piece, titled 'Hymn to Persephone' comprised 6 Jugs, one depicting the food of the Chatsworth Farm Shop, one the food it is requested we donate to the foodbanks on the Manor. A film of the work and an accompanying event organised as part of the Residency can be viewed here 'Hymn to Persephone' Film

Emilie was comissioned by Yorkshire Artspace, Greenestate Sheffied and the Duke of Devonshire, and received funding from Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Funding. Follow Emilie's blog about the residency here.