Cabinet of Curiosity are textile/costume artist Caroline Collinge & architect Edmond Salter.
They work with paper materials & techniques to make exhibitions, installations & participatory arts activities for commissions with heritage sites, arts organisations, museums & the community.


Friday, 30 October 2015


We've just commenced on an initial research and development as Artists in Residence at Guildford Cathedral supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Guildford Cathedral was designed in the 1930's as an Art Deco re-interpretation of the English Gothic Cathedral by the architect Edward Maufe. The Cathedral was built between 1936-1961. Edward Maufe worked in close partnership with his wife, Prudence Maufe, to realise the Cathedral's interior design elements. Prudence was a director of Heal's London department store. She worked with a team of exemplary craftspeople comprised of professional designer/makers and members of the public to realise the textiles and other elements of the Cathedral.
As a starting point on our residency we have been visiting the archive at Guildford Cathedral, photographing the building and making artwork in a studio space within the Cathedral space.
It's proving to be a fantastic opportunity for us to develop our specialisms in architecture, research and paper crafts within a unique and inspiring environment.
We are mainly using paper crafts, especially origami, as our medium for re-interpreting the architecture and interior design of the Cathedral to make some initial work. We've also been experimenting with incorporating the digital through creating a short test for stop motion of the paper work of our paper cut sculptures of a dove that is a motif incorporated within the interior and exterior of the Cathedral.