Sutton House hosts London College of Fashion presents Footnotes: Intimate stories of shoes at Sutton House, as part of London Craft Week.
The Footnotes exhibition, is divided into five categories Scale, Balance, Fragility, Singled Out and Common/Uncommon. Exhibits, some of which are been shown for the first time, include: 1930s orthopaedic footwear, silk slippers from the 1800s, a small Victorian girl’s shoe which was found under the floorboards at Eliza Temple’s School of Etiquette for Girls, and a shoe made for a sheep.
Agroup of artists including: Eelko Moorer , Ellen Sampson , Linda Brothwell and Laila Diallo have produced new works inspired by an archive collection of old shoes from the Cordwainer’s Technical College.
The audience will be encouraged to interact with the exhibition, which will include a virtual reality experience and the recorded sound of a dance and they will be able to add their own interpretations of the shoes, including a shoe made for a giant. The accompanying programme includes workshops and talks. The exhibition opened to the public at Sutton House on 9 May 2018 and runs until July 2018.