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Home Ornaments

What is your most treasured home ornament and why? We invite you to draw, write about or sculpt your favourite home ornament and add to our Reading Room display.

Daphne Wright's Emotional Archaeology is an exhibition that focuses themes of domesticity, class, faith, parenthood and care.

An artwork included in the exhibition is Home Ornaments;  a group of domestic objects produced by Daphne Wright as part of a public art project during the redevelopment of the Gorbals housing estate in Glasgow  generating debate over taste, meaning, value and ownership.

The ornaments were made to represent the shared memories of a community are indicative of the ornaments we all have in our homes which also have stories attached to them.

What’s your favourite Home Ornament?

We invite you to draw, write about or sculpt (from tin foil) your most treasured home ornament and add to our Reading Room display. 

Or, why not take a photo of your favourite home ornament and share it with us on social media. Tag your photos #DaphneWright

Visitors have been busy sculpting some of their favourite ornaments with tin foil (a material used extensively in Daphne's Where do Broken Hearts Go?) which are now accumulating in our Reading Room:

Arnolfini Staff have been selecting their favourite Home Ornaments and sharing online:

"I don't have many trinkets or 'dust collectors' but I do love photographs. This is a treasured picture of my grandad and I which I keep in a frame that was discovered in a loft scavenge and belonged to my great, great grandmother. It has taken pride of place in every home I have dwelled." @lisawhiting


Learn more about the artwork Home Ornaments by Daphne Wright here.

See the images that visitors have been sharing of the exhibition and home ornaments here

Emotional Archaeology is on show at Arnolfini until 31 December 2016.



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