Kensington Royal Palace
Kensington Palace, Historic Royal Palaces
House of Cards, Coney
The Bust of a Moore, Graeme Evelin.
For 3 years I spent some amazing days working away on projects that were housed within Kensington Palace. I learnt a huge amount working with their head curator Joanna Marschner, the Royal Collection Trust and several very supportive members of the *** team?
Coney and the House of Cards
Set / design / build / theatre / outreach / picnics in the park
Call and Responses:
The Odyssey of the Moor by Graeme Mortimer Evelyn celebrates ethnic dimensions to royal histories
The piece - designers Illusions - ACE…
A coloured marble bust of an enslaved man, his head turned and looking up to the left; wearing a turban with plumes, collar about his neck, a shirt with a jewelled collar and wrap tied about; resting on a waisted turned marble socle.
Black servants were frequently found in noble and royal households from the late seventeenth century and this figure has traditionally been identified as a favourite personal servant of William III (r.1609-1702). The Moor's feathered turban and jewelled band indicate high, perhaps royal status, but the collar unmistakably marks him as a slave.
John Nost is best known for carved marble funerary monuments and decorative chimney pieces using exotic marbles.