Site Specific
Clare Qualmann


Darned Memory, 2010, is a walk connecting ideas about making and mending, telling stories and discovering histories around Millbank. Commissioned by Helen Carnac for 'Craft Rally' the walk is available to do self-guided. Find out more on the Darned Memory page by clicking here.



The beds of Bethnal Green, 2002 - ongoing Mattresses of every conceivable size, colour and physical state pour continuously onto the streets and pavements and parks near where I live. I’m interested in them as objects in a state of transition, transformed from bed; comfort, warmth and haven, into mattress; stained, dirty, symbol of urban decay. This seems to take place in the moment that they pass from indoors to out, from home to street – perhaps the strength of the light of day, or the de-personalisation, the lack of belonging performs this change from domestic to disgusting.


The bed project has its own website at: