Moyna Flannigan: A Footprint in the Hall (2007)
Moyna Flannigan intervenes within the interiors of Mount Stuart, "to leave a trace without disturbing the balance of the house".
The intervention includes existing work and a number of new paintings and drawings, which are produced in response to the context and art history of the public interiors and collections.
The accommodation and relation of the work within five locations - reception room, main stair, and bedrooms - is an important consideration for the artist. A central new painting is placed in the Drawing Room, together with a vitrine containing a miniature and objects from the archive. Two major paintings are sited on the Marble Staircase and a series of smaller black paintings in Henry VIII bedroom. Reflections of the different aspects of family life, birth, daily life, eating, sleeping, loving, dying are represented in a series of new drawings in the Family Bedroom.
Flannigan's fictional contemporary works form a familiar yet illusory narrative.
Art Historian Anthony Crichton Stuart wrote an essay to accompany this exhibition, read it here.