sir arthur middleton

drawing, painting and bonding on honan, organza, and habotai silks
380×90 cm
collection of the garden station

made for Living at Belsay, Visual Arts Year 1996. In 1995 Paddy was awarded a Northern Arts Major Award to develop new work with diaphanous fabrics, the first of which was to be shown in the Pillar Hall as part of Living at Belsay project at Belsay Hall, Northumberland, during the Year of the Visual Arts. Paddy’s response was to “reinstate” statues standing there when the house was occupied. Sir Arthur Middleton was the grandson of Sir Charles & was responsible for developing the gardens.