Long Term Resident: Child's Seat

In Residence

This exhibition is no longer on display at the Museum.

This summer, local artists and artisans will undertake short-term stays at Isolation Hotel.

Small wooden stool on white background

Canterbury Museum EC167.31

Each artist will respond to a specially selected taonga (treasure) from the Museum collection, reflecting on historical techniques or the influence of a particular period on their work. Our contemporary creatives will also deliver an artist talk and Q&A. Come by to see their pop-up studio and learn about their process and practice.

This teak stool was made on the Charlotte Jane during the voyage to Canterbury in 1850. It was crafted by the ship's carpenter James Bain Stout, who made it for his 2-year-old niece Janet Bell Grubb.

The taonga was chosen by local artist Greg Quinn, whose practice focuses on the use of hand tools to create functional everyday objects such as stools, chairs, rakes and clothes pegs. 

The stool will be on display in Isolation Hotel from 5 to 16 January. At 1.00 pm on 12 January, join Greg and Julia Bradshaw, Senior Curator Human History at the Museum, for a lunchtime talk about this object, its provenance and contemporary use of historic woodworking techniques.

This event is produced in collaboration with Rekindle.

This exhibition is no longer on display at the Museum.
5 – 16 January 2022
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