Hen Coleman is a graduate of the University of the Creative Arts (2003) with a Masters in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art, London (2006). Her studio practice is based in Oxfordshire, and for the spring and summer of 2019 here with us at Dorich House Museum, Kingston. Her residency, entitled Black Wood, will involve making a new body of drawings, using charcoal which the artist intends to make herself from the wide variety of woods available from the Museum gardens and neighbouring Richmond Park. The work will also include the creation of a series of podcasts, recorded whilst walking with invited collaborators throughout the park and gardens. The resulting landscapes - both visual and aural - will be presented within Dora Gordine's studio, forming a re-interpretation of the building’s natural surroundings.
Dorich House Museum is the former studio home of the Russian sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare, a scholar of Russian art and literature. Now Grade II listed, the building was completed in 1936, to Gordine’s design, and is an exceptional example of a modern studio house created by a woman artist. Following Gordine’s death in 1991 the house was acquired and renovated by Kingston University and is now open to the public. In the spirit of Gordine’s exemplary life and career, the Museum operates as an international centre to promote and support women creative practitioners. The Dorich House Museum Studio Residency is generously supported by a private donor.
Dorich House Museum
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