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Henny Burnett

I am a mixed media artist and educator, central to my practice is research, museum collections and archives and reinterpreting these to engage a contemporary audience.

Artist Statement: I am a mixed media artist working mainly in sculpture and installation using a range of techniques that include casting, assemblage, photography, projections & sound. My practice is about the domestic and everyday, and the stories of the objects around us - in both our homes and museums. Collecting, collating, documenting and display are key elements in my work as is repetition. I am interested in the dynamics of opposites: domestic and industrial, beautiful and ugly, useful and useless, temporary or permanent. My process has resulted in work that explores fragility of memory; is rooted in the fabric of the home, yet presented in an historical context.


Tooth Shrines

‘A home for my son’

Held together

Vespiaries & Potter Wasp Nests

Family Conversations – my father’s lemon tree

Stretched & Tethered

Queen king checkmate

Domestic Handbag – fridge

Stacked and Tumbling

Afternoon Tea

Wash-up Wash-down

Pink cords, Orange circles & Painful pins

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