Mission Gallery, Swansea

September 2004

Heirloom was a site-specific installation made up of more than 2000 cast porcelain objects collected from local sources; each object communicated its own personal narrative in relation to the history of domestic life in Swansea, where the Mission Gallery is situated. These once dynamic objects were effectively transformed into a pale porcelain tableau that surrounded the walls of the gallery space; the objects were reduced to mere echoes and traces.


As all the objects related in some way to the local history, their collective narrative was more relevant to visitors to the gallery space.

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