Belsay Hall
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Study & Telephone Room

Installation as part of Fashion at Belsay hall

The old castle Belsay Hall with its magnificent gardens is one of English Heritage's most spectacular properties.

Jerwood Prize winner Shelley Fox creates distinctive fabrics and responses that offer a unique and insightful view into her world.

For this commission we wanted to evoke memories of past employees and inhabitants and in some way reclaim the interior. Shelley created false walls of padded fresh white linen whilst from within this soft room can be heard fragments of stories from original staff of the Hall, drawn from the Oral History Archive.

Commissioned as part of Fashion at Belsay Hall featuring works by Paul Smith, Agent Provocateur, Stella McCartney, Jean Muir and others.