MARKING TIME

2003-2005

Installations within St Catherine’s Almshouses

 

RESEARCH

 

Mackinnon-Day approached the Almshouses’ project in a spirit of investigation, teasing out the clues – both physical and psychological – to past and present human activity. The development of the artwork for the almshouses involved long periods of time asking questions, delving into historical documents and talking to many individuals, groups and organisations with specialist knowledge of the historic monument. Her research included many visits to Exeter County Records Office, Exeter Cathedral archives, and Exeter Archaeology.

 

Mackinnon-Day approached the Almshouses’ project in a spirit of investigation, teasing out the clues – both physical and psychological – to past and present human activity. The development of the artwork for the almshouses involved long periods of time asking questions, delving into historical documents and talking to many individuals, groups and organisations with specialist knowledge of the historic monument. Her research included many visits to Exeter County Records Office, Exeter Cathedral archives, and Exeter Archaeology.

 

“The research has taken me on a special and privileged journey uncovering the secrets of the Exeter Almshouse and Canon’s house.”

 

Patricia Mackinnon-Day