17th to 29th of April 2018
Interactive sculpture created by men who care
The interactive cart sculpture called ‘The Gentleman’s Wardrobe’ emerged from a social process involving a small group of men in East Lancashire who cared for a loved one at home.
Over a number of months in 2016, they shared stories, skills, pastimes and experiences in the hope of raising awareness about what it means to be a male home carer in a dysfunctional caring service system.
The social process -a key component of the project – was documented on a blogsite created and managed by one of the participants and can be viewed here.
Visitors were encouraged to sit inside the stationary cart, (made from two antique gentleman’s wardrobes) and listen to the audio recordings of men going about their daily caring duties and a moving poem about living with a loved one with Dementia.
Special thanks to the men who care:
Davied Derbyshire, Mick Hennessy, Allan Horton and Marc Jackson.
The original project was led by the artist William Titley and supported by Canals & Rivers Trust and Super-Slow-Way.
About the artists
Read more about Williams practice here
Men who Care was a free event, The wardrobe was situated inside the Feast Room at Lubaina Himid’s Hard Times exhibition. More information to follow.
All events take place at The Harris Museum and Art Gallery harrismuseum.org.uk