Collection

‘Given’ (2016). Stop animation, duration 01:18.

Part of my practice, as an artist, is to archive the collection. This involves working with the object or objects in some way and using different media to create artworks. This way of working reveals ‘information’ – the memories and narratives. In the same way as a specialist curator, I am choosing what information takes priority, for example through the placing and sequencing of the objects in the animations. The objects aren’t just objects. They hold emotions of place, time, cultural contexts, portraits and difficult relationships.

‘[Collectors] begin… in pursuit of an answer, a consolation, even a palliative for a pain, a resolution of difficulty, or a simply out of a dark compulsion.’
Orhan Pamuk, ‘The Museum of Innocence’.

 

‘Things Are Never What They Seem’ 2016, photograph - Heather Rigg - Artist & Creative Archivist
‘Things Are Never What They Seem’ (2016). Photograph.

 

 

 

‘The Hands That Wore the Gloves’ Portrait of Mabel, 2016, graphite and suede - Heather Rigg - Artist & Creative Archivist
‘The Hands That Wore the Gloves’, Portrait of Mabel series (2016). Graphite and suede.

 

 

 

‘Nobody told me about Elizabeth or was she Annie?’ 2016, photograph and text - Heather Rigg - Artist & Creative Archivist
‘Nobody told me about Elizabeth or was she Annie? (2016). Photograph and text.

 

 

 

‘Edelweiss’ Flowers and Pain series, 2016, photograph - Heather Rigg - Artist & Creative Archivist
‘Edelweiss’, Flowers and Pain series (2016). Photograph.

 

 

 

‘The Life of a …’ (2017). Stop animation, duration 03:06.

‘Because (in principle) things outlast us, they know more about us than we know about them: they carry the experiences they have had with us inside them and are – in fact – the book of our history opened before us.’
W.G. Sebald, ‘Unrecounted’.
 
 
‘Beaded Purse’, 2016, photograph - Heather Rigg - Artist & Creative Archivist
‘Beaded Purse’ (2016). Photograph.

 

 

 

‘Silk Scarf’, 2016, photograph - Heather Rigg
‘Silk Scarf’ (2016). Photograph.

 

 

 

‘Embroidered Needle Case’ 2016, photograph - Heather Rigg - Artist & Creative Archivist
‘Embroidered Needle Case’ (2016). Photograph.

 

 

 

‘The Lady and The Cake’ 2016, ceramic and cake - Heather Rigg - Artist & Creative Archivist
‘The Lady and The Cake’ (2016). Ceramic and cake.

 

 

 

‘Pointillism at Eight’ 1963, paint and paper - Heather Rigg - Artist & Creative Archivist
‘Pointillism at Eight’ (1963).Paint and paper.