Footnotes: Intimate Stories of Shoes at Sutton House
A series of installations by artists, drawing inspiration from London College of Fashion’s (UAL) shoe archive. Their work reflects viewers’ histories and experiences of footwear, including themes of balance and fragility. Supported by Arts Council England and Kurt Geiger.
From 1930s orthopaedic footwear, silk slippers from the 1800s and even a sheep’s shoe, artists Eelko Moorer, Ellen Sampson, Linda Brothwell and Laila Diallo have produced new works inspired by the remarkable history of the displayed objects.
Their pieces, alongside other archival objects that the audience can interact with, invite us to explore the cultural significance of shoes. The installations create a trail through the east London house and 500 years of period rooms, from Tudor to the 1980s. A programme of events accompanies the exhibition, details of which can be found on the Sutton House website.
The exhibition runs through the summer.