Little Moreton Hall
Hilary Jack’s flim and installation, Gathering, was commissioned by Trust New Art in 2019 for The Long Gallery at 16th Century Little Moreton Hall. The work takes its inspiration from the discovery of a handful of ancient Tudor tennis balls found behind wood panelling during restoration work in The Long Gallery at Little Moreton Hall. Their doscovery proved the long held belief that ball games and an early version of tennis had been played in The Long Gallery by inhabitants of Littele Moreton Hall over the centuries.
Hilary collected over 1.000 tennis balls from Wimbledon and regional tennis clubs which she then filmed as they were released into the gallery, revealing the effects of the passing of time and the climate on the architecture of the building.