'News from Nowhere' 2012 and 'Rivers and Relics' 2014 were exhibitions held in the remains of Merton Priory Chapter House, the first responding to William Morris' novel 'News from Nowhere', Morris' textile workshops were found in the Merton Abbey Mills area, and the second to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Abbey. A group of 10 artists and makers made new site specific work in response. My contribution to these exhibitions is shown in the photographs.
'Voyage to Nowhere' consisted of 1000 paper boats made from William Morris designed paper and selections from his novel. Arranged on the sandy floor of the Chapter house, the boats resembled the acanthus leaf motif which Morris used in his textile designs.
'Something in the Air' was a collection of 37 paper bags suspended from the ceiling and containing flickering lights. The bags were illustrated with 12th century inspired designs and motifs.