Take a virtual tour of Maison de Papier - the residency exhibition

Maison de Papier - the exhibition - a visitor's eye view.

Materials: Paper and thread Collection by Stephanie Smart Video Footage by Jamie Smart

Film taken at dannyhouse.org.uk

Music: "Moonstone" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

This video also shows three beautiful child's dresses from the 1700's which belonged to the Campion family who owned Danny House for many generations. They were rediscovered and preserved during Stephanie's residency and are shown stunningly framed on dark magenta velvet by project sponsors orchardframing.co.uk

These are just three of the pieces of vintage fashion that inspired the conversations Stephanie had with residents at Danny and resulted in the Maison de Papier collection of paper garments. Stephanie has found that focusing a conversation around a significant item of clothing helps draw forth people's life-stories. 'That was what I wore when...' Many of the current residents of Danny House, took part in this project, most of them are in their 90's and for some remembering has become a struggle with Alzeheimers a lived reality.

See the Collection

Maison de Papier

Embroidered Paper Couture

 

Collection by Stephanie Smart

Materials: Paper and Thread

Film and photographs by Ray Sullivan

for photographs of each piece and to read it's accompanying text see:

See some of the residents interviewed about their participation in the project

Maison de Papier

Embroidered Paper Couture

 

Collection by Stephanie Smart

Materials: Paper and Thread

Film by Melanie Hendricks

Photographs by Ray Sullivan

 

See how three of the final dresses were put together

How they Come Together

Collection by Stephanie Smart

Materials: Paper and thread

Film by Ray Sullivan

Photographs by Ray Sullivan

 

 

See Maison de Papier on the BBC

Collection by Stephanie Smart

Materials: Paper and thread

Footage by BBC South East Today

Friday 5th May 2017