JANE WILDGOOSE is an artist, writer, and Keeper of her own collection, The Wildgoose Library. She teaches on the MA Museums & Galleries course at Kingston University, where her practice-based PhD research focuses on collection and interpretation of human skulls and hair in late Victorian London.
Jane’s Strandlines project is entitled: ‘In Pursuit of the Ferrous Foliage of John Hemmings Woodward: From a Foundry on Wych Street to Arson in Eaton Square Via a Museum in St James’s.’
An intricate Victorian ironwork picture-frame is the starting point for Jane Wildgoose’s pursuit of her great-grandfather, its maker. Presenting work in progress, she discovers the firm her ancestor worked for on Wych Street, and reflects on the role of his handiwork in the lives of herself and her father.