Sounds of Winter Trail created by MA Creative Practice graduate

17 December 2018

Yorkshire Artist and Leeds Arts University MA Creative Practice alumna Rachel Sedman has been commissioned by the National Trusts Beningbrough Hall to create six soundscapes inspired by the history of the house and its inhabitants.

Image: © National Trust / Tom Longridge 

Sounds of Winter: Whispering Spaces takes place in the quiet winter garden at Beningbrough Hall. Visitors experience whispering sounds and voices that echo past histories and nature’s secret activity. From the turmoil of the Second World War to the reimagined Victorian Laundry, cracking ice, summer breeze and owl calls. Visitors are invited to wrap up warm and rediscover some of the lesser known gardens and buildings on the sound trail. 

Rachel Sedman is a multi-disciplinary artist working across the mediums of photographic processes, sound recording and performance. She is interested in how we listen, where our perceptions of sound arise and how this influences our present experience. Rachel graduated from MA Creative Practice at Leeds Arts University in 2018 and is the resident of the 2019 Leeds Arts University and East Street Arts Patrick Studios Residency.

Image: Beningbrough Hall © National Trust / Tom Longridge 

Sounds of Winter: Whispering Spaces is open until Sunday 3 March 2019 on weekends from 11am-3.30pm at Beningbrough Hall in York.

Find out more about Rachel’s practice and the MA Creative Practice.