Museum for Neil

Made:       2013

Shown:    Hawson Memorial Residency - Jedburgh - Scottish Borders

Within the Scottish border town of Jedburgh I took part in the Hawson Memorial Winter Residency.


I discovered that space celebrity, Neil Armstrong visited the Scottish borders the year after his moon landing through the invitation by the Armstrong clan society who originate from that part of the country.


I extended this narrative by creating a museum dedicated to the touring space celebrity. Supposedly curated by a space committee based within the town centre in 1970. Items within the collection include 11 replica wooden Apollo rockets, a scale moon, embroidery, video footage and meat gifts.

This playful mixing up of fact and fictions was popular within local residents that mostly believed the many half truths I exhibited.