Using the extant fragments of trompe l’oeil frescoes in the Painted Chamber at Eastbury Manor,  as a point of departure for their individual development of works, artists Anna Fairchild, Mikey B Georgeson and Lucy Renton explore the relationship of the exterior to the interior, and the contemporary surroundings of an historic building through a variety of approaches and media.  Their diverse artistic practices link themes of hiding and revealing, habit and habitation, maps, patterns and interior space, understood concurrently as psychological, architectural, domestic, and geographic. This collaboration builds on a previous residency inside inside which took place as part of the 3rd Design Biennale in Istanbul.

detail of remaining historic fresco
detail of remaining historic fresco

The Painted Chamber at Eastbury Manor contains fragments of what was once a fully painted interior. Sections of this are still visible and an architectural model on display in the room gives and idea of the original whole. My 4 Studies of the room respond both to the fragments and to the model

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detail of existing fresco
detail of existing fresco

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detail of remaining historic fresco
detail of remaining historic fresco

The Painted Chamber at Eastbury Manor contains fragments of what was once a fully painted interior. Sections of this are still visible and an architectural model on display in the room gives and idea of the original whole. My 4 Studies of the room respond both to the fragments and to the model

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