Clandon Park, National Trust & Lightbox Gallery Commission

Saturday 26 October 2024 to Sunday 19 January 2025

Main Gallery

The Lounge is the result of an exciting commission by artist Harold Offeh, working with new audiences to Clandon Park, National Trust & Lightbox Gallery.

Developed in collaboration with community groups, The Lounge responds to the sites and collections at Clandon Park, National Trust & Lightbox Gallery. The exhibition explores the dynamics of domestic spaces and questions ideas around belonging and hospitality. The installation combines three aspects – walls, flooring and furnishings – to create a room. The Lounge will include works from both collections, as well as short films documenting the project's development by the participants.

The Lounge installation will play host to a variety of events, talks, workshops and readings, exploring the connection between historical significance and contemporary relevance.

Image: Portrait of Harold Offeh, by Alex O'Brien, 2023