1911, London. Katherine Mansfield is shedding her Victorian and Edwardian upbringing and experimenting with new ways of living inspired by her experiences in the city and the different cultures she has encountered. Step into a room in her flat and make yourself at home!
This installation has been created by exhibition designers Sven Mehzoud and Grace Williams. Using descriptions of Mansfield’s flats on Cheyne Walk (1910) and Gray’s Inn Road (1911) to inform the design, this room becomes a metaphor for Mansfield’s exploration and performance of the ideas, values, concepts and cultures that she was exploring as a young woman living on her own for the first time.
The installation is supported by the Oroya & Melvin Day Charitable Trust and Massey University’s Wellington School of Design.