Studio Showcase: Satis House
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'Satis house' was hatched through a remote Nest residency, with Talking Birds Coventry. Images courtesy Corinne

Listen to the accompanying sound piece Corinne made as part of the project, here:

Studio Showcase: Satis House


Bethlem Gallery Studio

7 September – 12 November 2022

Open 10am – 5pm, Wednesday-Saturday

Corinne presents a new work commissioned as part of a Talking Birds residency this year, based on their childhood home. 

Talking Birds are a Coventry-based company of artists who host ‘Nest residencies’ with the aim of giving space to the artistic process and focusing on the early stages of an idea or project development.

About the work:

‘With help from Daisy my only childhood and imaginary friend we transformed a vintage doll’s house into our childhood home. The self portraits depict childhood memories – in particular conversations between myself and Daisy. Whilst gluing the photographs to the walls of the house, I felt as if our childhood had transformed into wallpaper.

I wasn’t encouraged to read as a child, but at the age of 15 read my first book Charles Dickens ‘Great Expectations’. It was a struggle and both family and teachers discouraged me. I couldn’t explain my fascination with Miss Havisham and her home Satis House, I just knew her feeling trapped at home and being depressed felt familiar.’

Related Event

Online Talk: Artist Corinne’s ‘Dolls House’
Thursday 22nd September 2022, 2pm – 3pm, Online (Zoom)
Join this online event where artist Corinne will talk about her work and share her art practice, followed by a short Q&A session. Corinne’s ‘Dolls House’ sculpture will be exhibited in the Gallery Studio from October onwards. The Doll’s House or ‘Satis house’ was hatched through a remote Nest residency, with Talking Birds Coventry. 

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