‘Maison de Papier’

Artist Stephanie Smart creates life-size garments and footwear using only paper and thread. This is her first collection of historical fashion  and is inspired by the lives of past and present residents of Danny House. This exhibition will appeal not only to lovers of art and craft, but to those with an interest in Britain’s social/cultural history. The beautiful Grade 1 Elizabethan mansion that is Danny House is opening as a festival Open House for the first time in 2017.

Stephanie Smart Embroidered paper

A limited number of black tie Private View invites are available on request, for the evening of Saturday 6th May.
Please email – strictly by invite only.

  • New Open House
  • Easy parking
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11.00-16.00
Directions: By train - Hassocks station - Turn right out of the station car park; walk up to/straight across 'Stone pounds' cross roads (toward Hurstpierpoint); follow the directions below; nb. it’s about 1.5 miles to Danny; taxis are available from: Five Star Taxis 01273 846666 By Bus - From Brighton (Churchill sq) no. 273 https://bustimes.org.uk/stops/4400MS0197 nearest (request) stop is Hurstpierpoint (opp. College Lane) https://bustimes.org.uk/stops/4400MS0197 Follow the sharp bend toward Hurstpierpoint village; turn left into New Way Lane; follow the directions below. By car - From Brighton - Take the A23 (toward London, Crawley, Gatwick); stay in the left hand lane; take the first exit (A273) toward Hassocks; pass through Pyecombe; pass the South Downs Nursery on your right hand side; at 'Stone pounds' cross roads turn left toward Hurstpierpoint; on the first sharp bend left (just after College road) turn left on to New Way Lane; before the end of the cul-de-sac turn right (New Way lane contd); turn immediately right; follow the white arrow marked ‘Danny’; follow the drive. From London - From the M23/A23, take the slip road exit marked to Hurstpierpoint and Hickstead show-ground; go through Sayers Common to the traffic lights at Albourne; turn left onto B2116.; follow this road right through the village; turn right into New Way Lane; as above. Please park in front of the house. For more information please see: www.dannyhouse.org.uk/
The Theatre of History dress Stephanie Smart (photograph Ray Sullivan)
Sponsors of 'Maison de Papier'