The Residents is a series of artists’ residencies and is part of Trust New Art, the National Trust’s contemporary art programme working with artists to connect more people to National Trust places.
For six months in 2011 Support Structure were in residence at Clumber Park. They will present their work over one weekend across two sites in Nottinghamshire.
Support Structure is a collaboration between architect Céline Condorelli, based in London, and artist-curator Gavin Wade, based in Birmingham. Whilst in residence they focused on the absent Clumber House, researching the uses of the building before it was demolished in 1937, and connecting its history with other ‘missing houses’ around the world.
Support Structure have imagined a future for Clumber through forty proposals for artworks in response to the park. Proposal 1 is a publication, which is available at the park itself, and at Nottingham Contemporary.
Over the weekend 24-26 February Support Structure will fulfill Proposals 12 and 13 connecting Clumber Park to a temporary installation in The Space, Nottingham Contemporary, accompanied by a series of events.
Schedule for discussion
7.15pm Introduction, Claire Louise Staunton, Inheritance Projects
7.30pm Gavin Wade, Support Structure
7.45pm Andrew Barber, Curator, National Trust
8.00pm Dr. Eva Rovers, Author, Biography of Helene Kroller-Muller
8.15pm Roundtable discussion
8.45pm Audience questions chaired by Claire Louise Staunton
A beer for Clumber Park
Proposal 23 is a specially designed beer label. Local brewers Maypole Brewery have produced a limited edition bottle to celebrate the residency. This will be available over the weekend at Nottingham Contemporary and Clumber Park.