Contemporary art residency programme and exhibition with Burghley House for 2013

The contemporary art exhibition ‘Fresh Take’ features the work of 6 artists with a broad range of practices – from street art to sugarcraft. Their responses to the House’s interior and its history, produced during a residency programme, juxtapose the traditions of Burghley with current contexts: their final works are on display in the House’s State rooms this autumn.

These new artworks eschew traditional approaches and are innovative in both medium and concept: from Jason Duckmanton’s Danse Macabre zoetrope to Anita Bruce’s silk featherTrophy Birds; the narrative fragments of Sue Shields’ embossed copper and resin and the urban influences of Stuart Payn’s Calligraffik Marquetry Cabinet; the delicate sugar floristry of Kathryn Parsons’ shoes and Lindsey Holmes’ conceptual reworking of the Little Bedlam Club: the works provide a sympathetic but challenging complement to Burghley House’s own exceptional collection. Visit for more information.

This project is supported by National Lottery public funding through Arts Council England and also Creative Peterborough.For more information please contact Sam Roddan at