Every year at Hill House Norfolk we invite an artist to come and stay. They get to unwind a little bit with friends and family and leave behind some fantastic art for future guests to enjoy. It’s brilliant fun and a real win-win for everyone.
We’ve had some amazing artists over the years including Melissa Launay, Eelus and id-iom. And in our Anywhere outdoor events business we’ve been honoured to work with Inkie.
This years Hill House artist in residence has been Kunstrasen and we were so excited to have him stay. He flew over from Germany with his family to be with us for a week over the Easter holidays.
Kunstrasen is a German stencil artist who derives his name from the German term for astroturf. In addition to a sly bit of wordplay, kunst=art and rasen=speeding in German, his chosen moniker is relevant to lots of questions in the art world today, relating to issues of authenticity, mimicry, and mass production.
We let Kunstrasen loose on our games room as it was the room most in need of a little refresh and by chance has astro turf for carpet. So it all seemed to make sense…
Here’s his legendary spot remover in the games room and there’s another 2 amazing walls for guests to find and enjoy. And our big spot remover has a fantastic twist to it - just turn on the UV lights that sit underneath to illuminate the line “Never wipe the fun away” - a line that’s so so true but very easy to forget.