Lavender Hill is the name of a place in a song that I was listening to while I was working in the studio. In the song, Lavender Hill is “the land of make believe”. It sounds very beautiful (sunny, fluffy clouds, mountains) and I particularly like the last line of the song, “While people eat their biscuits with tea, They dream...”. I decided to name the show after this imaginary place, as one of the works in the show is an imaginary city made of toys and found objects. There are aspects of this show that are hidden, either inside pockets or disguised and require a closer look (through red binoculars) to find them. The show uses soft sculpture, knitting, writing and hiding to create work that is comforting, warm and colourful.
Image Lily Golightly. Blueberries, 2017, found materials, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.