Reflect Forward, Craft Central, London EC1. February-March 2008.
After being a recipient of the Reflect Forward award in the summer of 2007, I embarked on a residency at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. I pottered about the archive sifting through endless fascinating documents from benefactors, with detailed descriptions of how these dolls houses came into being. These inherited treasures and their associated narratives warmed my insides. So much so that I delved into my own family heirloom's origin (the dolls house Great Uncle Ernest built for my sister in 1977 and his passion for miniature worlds). My desire to explore and unearth my personal childhood domesticity was born, resulting in my first solo exhibition at Craft Central Gallery, London in February 2008.