Reimagine ResidentsFrom October 2022 to December 2023, we are inviting a series of eight emerging creatives working in all sorts of disciplines to join us at Jane Austen's House - either virtually or onsite in Chawton - to create new artworks inspired by Jane Austen's life, works and legacy. We'll share them here, as they develop. Check back throughout the year to see what they create!
Meet our Residents:
5. Ben Mills
We’re excited to launch our fifth Reimagine Resident! Ben Mills is a local writer and director. He will be creating an immersive audio installation in the House, inspired by the relationship between Jane and her sister Cassandra. Find out more!
4. Louise Page
We’re delighted to welcome our fourth Reimagine Resident! Louise Page is a writer and artist who will be creating a mixed media project incorporating storytelling and embroidery. Find out more!
Illustration of Louise Page by Kat Williams
3. Tricia Yu
We’re delighted to welcome our third Reimagine Resident, Tricia Yu, a digital illustrator who will be creating an interactive visual novel of Northanger Abbey. Find out more and see her first concept drawings!
2. Laura Klein
Our second resident is Laura, a pianist and historical/performance practice musicologist who is currently pursuing a PhD in musicology from the University of Colorado Boulder. She founded The Jane Austen Playlist in 2019. Her research focuses on the music collection of Jane Austen and the potential impact music and playing had on her writing as a female author in the 19th century.
For her residency project, Laura created two ‘Pride and Prejudice Playlists’ – one for 1813 and one for 2023! Listen to them here…
Laura also performed on site at Jane Austen’s House on 28 January – the anniversary of the first publication of Pride and Prejudice.
1. Jordan Mitchell-King
Our first resident was Jordan Mitchell-King, a dress historian and maker who researches the cultures and embodied experiences of clothing in the past. For her Reimagine project she constructed a pair of Regency stays, documenting her process, and even doing some of her sewing in situ at the House. Find out more…
🎥 Stitching Stays: watch Jordan’s ‘making of’ videos and see her finished stays on display the House!
We are hugely grateful to Art Fund, who are funding this exciting project!