Henny Burnett

My work revolves around the small histories and stories of a particular place or object and the way these stories interact with the outside world. My current practice reflects a fascination with both museums and the personal memorabilia we all gather, asking the audience to examine how we view such artifacts today. The process of collecting, cataloguing, documenting and display are all key elements in my working process. I work in a range of media that include casting, installation, collage, assemblage, photograms, light-boxes, projections and sound.

Recent work has included “National Memory - Local Stories” a creative participation project lead by The National Portrait Gallery, London and a residency at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum in Salisbury. I am currently working on the International collaborative project Cicatrix.

Both photos taken by Martin Urmson

Binocular Vision

Selected for b-side bus stops - a partnership project with Evolver and Sherborne House Arts

The Binocular Vision image is part of ‘Cicatrix’, a WW1 centenary exhibition, and was made on a visit to the Defence CBRN Centre in Winterbourne Gunner. It shows a First World War gas mask made of fabric with a cotton ticking lining that gives this military piece of equipment a domestic twist.

Henny’s work revolves around the histories and personal stories of a particular place or object and the way these interact with the outside world. Working in a range of media, her current practice reflects a fascination with both museums and the personal memorabilia we all gather, and asks the viewer to examine how we relate to such artefacts today. 

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