Traces at Fenton House
Traces at Fenton House is the third edition in the series of Traces immersive design exhibitions. The 1st edition in 2012 took place at the former Marquis of Landsdowne pub in Hoxton, with the 2nd edition in 2014 in the former Holdrons department store in Peckham.
The exhibition features over 70 exhibitors including furniture, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, illustration, video and much more. Many of the pieces are for sale.
Traces tell us
‘We add to the house’s existing treasure trove of collections with the work of 80 contemporary artists and designers telling the story of the Gee family for a unique three-week installation.
Step into the year 1730 and explore tales of the Gee family, prominent silk and linen merchants who lived at Fenton House in the period. Wander through abandoned rooms and unpick family secrets and discover the lives, loves and losses of these former inhabitants and their relationships to each other, Georgian London, and the ‘New World’. The story picks up following unexpected family tragedies that create an atmospheric, other-worldly experience far from the London we know today.
Come and enjoy art, design and history through a selection of paintings, homewares, illustration, furniture, lighting, textiles, fashion, ceramics, glasswork, jewellery, food, scent and much much more! Traces will bring back the authentic Georgian feel of the house and its previous inhabitants, while giving it a new contemporary twist.’
What will you discover at #Traces2016?
Stairs to first and second floor. Ramp access to two rooms on ground floor.
Dates and times
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 December, 11am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 December, 11am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Saturday 17 December until Friday 23 December, 11am-5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Entry slots are every 15 minutes available between 11am-4.30pm. Ticket holders may arrive anytime in the allocated time slot. No maximum stay.
Adult – £10
Child – £5
Under 5’s – Free
NT Members – Free
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Traces is a site-specific, immersive and theatrical experience company, which reinvents old and often disused buildings, bringing them back to life with the smells, tastes, touches, sounds and appearance of a time gone by. Traces is about narrative. More specifically, Traces is the practice of using buildings to tell their history through the stories of those who lived and worked in them. We base each show on a particular eventful period in the buildings history and create scenes of ‘moments left in time’ which reveal hidden narratives, combining historical facts with fictitious objects and stories that interweave to produce the exhibition. We work with a plethora of specially selected and commissioned artists and designers who create original artwork for the production, and all of this is available to purchase during the show. The function is not historical recreation nor simple pastiche, but of bringing a former life of a building into the contemporary design arena through an immersive interactive experience. The audience is invited to explore the building, discover these histories for themselves; wandering through the rooms left as if only a moment before, and to unpick their secrets.