Christmas the Waddesdon Way!

CHRISTMAS 2015 AT WADDESDON, until 3rd January 2016

Joana Vasconcelos Lafite 2015 Waddesdon The Rothschild Collection (Rothschild Family Trusts) © Joana Vasconcelos. Photo Mike Fear © The National Trust Waddesdon Manor

Joana Vasconcelos Lafite 2015 Waddesdon The Rothschild Collection (Rothschild Family Trusts)
© Joana Vasconcelos. Photo Mike Fear © The National Trust Waddesdon Manor

The theme of Lights and Legends is one that transforms the interiors of some twenty rooms into a wintry wonderland that dazzles and enchants the visitor.  The unifying idea of light is evoked through different cultures, stories and myths from across the years. The front of the house will be the background to a son et lumière and is framed by Joanna Vasconcelos’s installation Lafite two 10 metre high candlesticks made from 574 wine bottles.

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

 

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

 

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

 

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

 

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

 

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outside in the garden, in this the last year of his residency, Bruce Munro takes us on a journey that reflects our current world but is through music and sound also nostalgic.  The visitor follows a winding path through the gardens, lined with illuminated tents, whose colours change, while music, voices and static remind us of tuning-in old radios. Periodically, in both sound and light, the international Morse code distress signal interrupts and reminds us that these tents are inspired by the work ShelterBox does to provide shelter and relief to those affected by disasters, natural or otherwise.

...---... SOS © Bruce Munro 2015, Waddesdon Manor photographer Mark Pickthall

…—… SOS
© Bruce Munro 2015, Waddesdon Manor photographer Mark Pickthall

 

...---... SOS © Bruce Munro 2015, Waddesdon Manor photographer Mark Pickthall

…—… SOS
© Bruce Munro 2015, Waddesdon Manor photographer Mark Pickthall

 

...---... SOS © Bruce Munro 2015, Waddesdon Manor photographer Mark Pickthall

…—… SOS
© Bruce Munro 2015, Waddesdon Manor photographer Mark Pickthall

http://www.waddesdon.org.uk

http://www.brucemunro.co.uk/

http://www.shelterbox.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

©National Trust Waddesdon Manor photo Mike Fear

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