Yorkshire Hoards – Understanding the objective/ subjective value of the objects we continue to earmark, lay, maintain, stow, put away through the artist’s edit.
Through this practice-led PhD research, I aim to unpick the relationship we have with collectively kept, hidden and lost objects discovered as hoards.
A hoard or collection is composed of things brought together to form a community, active agents, not passive things.
My aim is to identify and document the objects found in hoards, acknowledging and challenging the accepted categories into which they have been placed. This research will investigate the social and personal value of hoards found in the region of Yorkshire, examining hoards from different historical periods as well as more contemporary notions of a ‘hoard’ in relation to contemporary art practice.
My practice-led PhD thinking and making
Nov 2017 – July 2019