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In December 2012 we approached the Duke of Devonshire and asked if he was keen to support one of Yorkshire Artspace's residency projects with artist Emilie Taylor. Emilie proposed to access to some of the archives at Chatsworth and spend some time drawing scenes around the estate and compare this with live on The Manor estate in Sheffield, a neighbourhood that has fascinated Emilie since childhood, an area where her grandmother lived and her dad flew his pigeons.
Emilie works with clay that she builds into large pots that depict scenes recorded in her drawings and photographs. Her interest in 1960's social housing and the way this affects the way people interact and live their lives are recurring themes in her work. This residency will give Emilie the opportunity to venture onto a very different estate and depict how people who visit interact with that environment.
Emilie also proposed to use the new wood fire kiln facililities at Green Estate and in order to become more skilled at wood fireing she was accepted for a residency at Guldegagaard, the international ceramic centre in Denmark, supported by Arts Council England. Emilie will be in Denmark until end of July and will start her residency with Yorkshire Artspace in September.
The new work Emilie will make during her residency will go on display at Chatsworth House and The Manor estate from July 2014.
This project is supported by Chatsworth, Green Estate and Yorkshire Artspace