Julia Maddison

Working across a range of media, Maddison collects, reworks and subverts the flotsam of forgotten lives, and is gradually building a kind of museum of domestic misery.

She recently co-curated Mother’s Ruin, a group show held in a disused distillery and will be taking it on tour to Germany this summer.

It is her long held ambition to run a shop along the lines of the one in Bagpuss, full of found oddments, fragments and personal ephemera, none of which is for sale.

“My work incorporates many different textures; crumpled paper, crinkly old textiles, and the documentation of my ageing skin. The small collection of objects I am exhibiting here could be said to be exploring the delicate and painful textures of a difficult human relationship.”