Aid & Abet have gathered a collection of objects and images to represent the house’s original collection, which was dispersed through a public auction in 1948. The collection references the artistic and non-conformist lifestyles of both the Penrose and Peckover families, including Roland Penrose who rebelled against his strict Quaker upbringing, befriending modern artists such as Miro, Braque, Picasso, Man Ray, and Max Ernst.
“… we have created an installation of collages and sculptures that employs surrealist techniques to imagine a contemporary collection for Peckover House. This is not a fixed work but will continue to develop and change throughout 2018.”
The project is part of Trust New Art, a contemporary arts programme inspired by National Trust properties. Apropos- collaborated with David and Sarah on a fold-out exhibition leaflet design.