Transitions in Time – Peckover House

Peckover House, Trust New Art Commission, National Trust, 24 February – 18 November 2018

We spent much of 2017 delving into the archives at Peckover House in Wisbech and exploring the histories of both the Peckover and Penrose families.

Roland Penrose described in some detail the inspiration he took from his visits to Peckover House as a young boy and how the objects and books inspired his interest in art and later surrealism. Much of Lord Peckover’s collection of rare books and curios have long since been dispersed from Peckover House, but a clue to the variety of eclectic objects can be found in the small cabinet of curiosity that remains.

In the Drawing Room, we created an installation of collages and sculptures that employs surrealist techniques to imagine a contemporary collection for Peckover House. We also led a number of workshops with the local community to make new artworks inspired by the themes explored in Transitions in Time.