The Garden of Earthly Delights

The above video is the primary record of this event, and I recommend that you watch it in order to understand the thesis.  This video is also on the DVD of the permanent archive of practice.  The remainder of this page is supplementary material which will not be on the permanent archive DVD.  It shows how I publically documented the practice during the research.  Viewing this is not essential for understanding the thesis, but may provide useful background.

The Garden of Earthly Delights was the third and final installation, held on the 18th May 2017 from 11am-1pm in Alec Clegg studio, stage@leeds.  This was a booked event, attended by 10 participants who responded to an open email invitation.  All of the participants were artists or researchers, or both.  One week before the event, the participants received pre-information.  On arrival, they were given a short briefing before entering the space.


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Sketchbooks, paper cut out figures, mark making materials, and stick-glue were provided.  Each sketchbook belonged with a particular piece of artwork.


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Polar Bear Pool and Sandy Pool (click for artworks and sketchbooks)

SUV Net and Polar Bear Net (click for artworks and sketchbooks)


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Keep Off and Jetty (click for artworks and sketchbooks)


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Seals paintings and video (click for artworks and sketchbooks)


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Artist(s) workstation: Artist PDF (Click for audience sketchbook)

After 50 minutes with the artworks, the participants were invited to take part in a discussion.  They were invited to bring an object that had particular resonance or meaning for them.  After a short briefing, the discussion lasted about 45 minutes.


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Floor plan used to design the space.

Production Credits

stage@leeds, Jess Rowland, Ian Lindley

School of Performance and Cultural Industries

Rosemary & Mike Holcroft, Water Street Gallery

Hieronymus Bosch

Keep Off (5:17 mins) – Sound Credits: (crk365, mitchellsounds, inchadney);

Seals (4:41mins) – Sound Credits: (polymorpheva, juskiddink, production now, fonotecadecanarias, anemoneblondie)

Photography: Rick Hamilton